Jones Inducted to Hall of Fame
- By Brian Kuppelweiser
- March 19, 2013 12:07 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University wrestling associate head coach Greg Jones has been inducted to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Jones, who is in his eighth year as an assistant at his alma mater, was honored at this past Sunday’s Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jones competed for the Mountaineers from 2000-05, where he was a three-time NCAA champion, compiled a 126-4 record and became the first WVU grappler to be named the NCAA’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
As a senior at Greensburg-Salem High in 2000, Jones was crowned champion of the 160-pound weight class.
Jones joins his brother and former WVU three-time All-American Vertus – a 2006 inductee – as members of the hall of the fame.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame was formed in 1990 to recognize and honor significant contributions to amateur wrestling in the area.
Several criteria are used to choose the honorees. Any individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the growth of wrestling in Southwestern Pennsylvania is eligible.
To start the selection process the committee set up several categories in which an individual will be automatically be chosen for induction. These categories are any coach who has recorded 300 or more victories, any wrestler who has won four WPIAL titles, any wrestler who has won three PIAA titles, any wrestler who has won two NCAA titles, and/or any wrestler who won an Olympic title.