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Jan. 20, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia wrestler Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Wrestler of the Week. Etu, a fourth-year heavyweight, was one of four UVa wrestlers to record a perfect 3-0 record at the 2003 Virginia Intercollegiate State Wrestling Championships (VISWC) in Lexington, Va. With his performance, Etu won the heavyweight class title and helped guide the Cavaliers to a first place finish as a team in the event. Etu’s three victories improved his record this season to 15-5 overall.

At the 2003 VISWC (January 19), Etu recorded a 3-1 decision over Old Dominion’s Stelios Adractus in his first match before pinning James Madison’s Matt Coffey just 1:07 into his second bout. In the heavyweight championship match, Etu recorded a 9-1 major decision victory over ODU’s Derrell Lorthridge to win the weight class title.

For his career, Etu has wrestled in 82 matches and has a record of 58-24 overall, 16-10 in dual matches. He has won 15 of his 58 career victories by fall.

Josh Etu by the Numbers:

Year		Class		Overall W/L	Dual W/L	Pins1999-2000	HWT		10-8		5-2		32000-2001	HWT		20-7		4-4		42001-2002	HWT		13-4		3-2		42002-2003	HWT		15-5		4-2		4Totals		HWT		58-24		16-10		15

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