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Aug. 3, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia wrestling recruits Brent Jones (Virginia/Robinson High School) and Ross Gitomer (New Jersey/Blair Academy) turned in some outstanding performances at the 2005 National Junior Wrestling Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. Jones took second place in the National Junior Greco-Roman Championships at 215-pounds and placed sixth in the National Junior Freestyle Championships at 215-pounds, while Gitomer finished second in the National Junior Freestyle Championships at 119-pounds.

Jones and Gitomer, two of Virginia’s top incoming recruits, highlight a recruiting class ranked #22 in the nation according to Intermat Wrestling. Jones is projected to compete at 197-pounds at Virginia, while Gitomer is slated to compete at 125-pounds as a Cavalier.

Here is a look at the finals brackets and placewinner finishes from the National Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships for both Jones and Gitomer:

National Junior Greco-Roman Championships: 215 lbs.1st - Robbie Smith (CA) dec. Brent Jones (VA), 3-13rd - Brent Eidenschink (MN) dec. Daniel Erekson (ID), 3-15th - Brett Thomas (OH) dec. Ryan Nachtrieb (OH), 10-0, 3:557th - Jason Bowlsby (MN) tech. fall Dustin Baumann (WI), 10-0. 3:08
National Junior Freestyle Championships: 215 lbs.1st - Robby Smith (CA) dec. Daniel Erekson (ID), 10-9, ot, 7:093rd - Cody Gardner (VA) dec. Tyler Hemmesch (MN), 8-25th - Brent Eidenschink (MN) by inj. default over Brent Jones (VA)7th - Nate Sipes (PA) pin Joe Nord (MN), 2:11
National Junior Freestyle Championships: 119 lbs.1st - Franklin Gomez (PR) dec. Ross Gitomer (NJ), 8-03rd - Ben Ashmore (TX) dec. Brad Pataky (PA), 9-65th - Mike Thorn (MN) dec. Rollie Peterkin (MA), 11-67th - Jimmy Kennedy (IL) inj dft. Montell Marion (IA)

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