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June 24, 2002

ST. PAUL, Minn. – University of Virginia wrestler Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) placed fourth in the 120kg/264.5 pound class of the Greco-Roman competition in the 2002 World Team Trials Championship Series at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Etu, a rising fourth-year heavyweight wrestler for the UVa wrestling program, finished with a 2-2 record in the event.

Etu began competition by recording a narrow 3-2 victory in overtime (7:23) over LeRoy Gardner III in the first round before dropping a 5-0 decision to Matt Lamb in the semifinals. Etu bounced right back in his next match with a 7-4 victory over Tyrone Davis in the consolation semifinals before suffering a 10-0 (2:44) loss to Billy Pearce in the final round.

Here is a look at Etu’s match-by-match progress in the event:

W/L	Opponents				ResultW	Josh Etu def. LeRoy Gardner III		3-2 (7:23) in overtimeL	Matt Lamb def. Josh Etu			5-0W	Josh Etu def. Tyrone Davis 			7-4L	Billy Pearce def. Josh Etu			10-0 (2:44)

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