Virginia's Josh Etu Named ACC Wrestler Of The Week
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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