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April 30, 2002

LAS VEGAS, Nevada. – University of Virginia wrestler Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) took fifth place at the 2002 US National Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships in the 120 kg class competition. Etu, a third-year heavyweight at UVa, went 3-2 in the competition to record his fifth place finish. He jumped out to a 2-0 record after two matches with a 11-0 victory over Michael Jones and a 5-0 win over Matt Lamb before suffering his first loss of the event to Dremiel Byers by the score of 10-0. Byers was the eventual champion of the 120 kg class. Etu then dropped a 6-1 decision to Paul Devlin before earning an injury default decision over Corey Farkas to record his fifth place finish.

Etu finished 13-4 overall, 3-2 in dual matches this past season (2001-2002) at Virginia. Four of his victories came by fall and one win came by major decision. He also placed first with a perfect 4-0 record at the 2002 Virginia Intercollegiate State Wrestling Championships and took third (3-1) at the Body Bar Invitational at Cornell. Etu has a career record of 43-19 overall, 12-8 in dual matches with 11 career pins at Virginia.

Here is a look at Josh Etu’s results from the 2002 US National Greco-Roman Championships:

W/L	Opponents					ResultW	Josh Etu (UVa) def. Michael Jones (Mich. WC)		11-0W	Josh Etu (UVa) def. Matt Lamb (NYAC)		5-0L	Dremiel Byers (Army) def. Josh Etu (UVa)		10-0L	Paul Devlin (Army) def. Josh Etu (UVa)		6-1W	Josh Etu (UVa) def. Corey Farkas (USAF)		Inj. Def.

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