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Mountaineer Trio Remains in Rankings

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Jan. 20, 2021) – Three grapplers of the West Virginia University wrestling team remain ranked inside the top 25 of their respective weight classes, as announced by several publications on Wednesday.

Following a pair of wins last weekend, redshirt junior Noah Adams continues to rank No. 1 at 197 pounds by Intermat, FloWrestling and The Open Mat. The Coal City, West Virginia, native improved to 5-0 on the year and extended his win streak to 37, which dates back to Nov. 3, 2019. Adams secured his first bonus victory of the season on Jan. 17, earning a 17-1 win over Luke Niemeyer of Bucknell, followed by a hard-fought, 3-2 victory over No. 12 Jake Woodley of Oklahoma. 

At 165 pounds, freshman Peyton Hall checks in at No. 24 via FloWrestling for the second consecutive week. He also moved up five spots to No. 25 in The Open Mat’s latest top-33 poll. The Chester, West Virginia, native split his weekend matches to move to 4-1 on the year, as he topped No. 26 Jake Stiles of Oklahoma in a 2-1 decision to take down his second ranked opponent in as many weeks.

Following an 11-8 victory over Bucknell’s Brandon Seidman, redshirt junior Killian Cardinale, a native of Bristow, Virginia, comes in at No. 25 via The Open Mat at his weight of 125 pounds.

Looking ahead, WVU (3-2, 0-1) will take a week off before competing against Big 12 affiliate Northern Colorado (3-0, 2-0) on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 12 p.m. ET, inside the WVU Coliseum.

Press Release Credit: WVU Athletics Communications

Photo Credit: WVU Sports

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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