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West Virginia University
Greg Jones (wrestler) Wikipedia
Greg Jones is one of the most successful American collegiate wrestlers of all-time. At West Virginia University, Jones won three NCAA Division 1 wrestling titles - one of only 39 wrestlers to accomplish that feat in the tournament's 75-year history.
Shortly after his 5-3 decision of Cornell's Tyler Baier in the 184 pound finals, Jones was named the 2005 tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. In addition to his title in 2005, Jones won the 184 pound title in 2004 and the 174 pound title as a freshman in 2002. Jones is currently serving as the Head Wrestling Coach for MMA's The Blackzilians.
Greg Jones was born on August 10, 1982, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He was the third of 5 children. Greg's older brother Vertus was a 3-time All-American wrestler. In Greensburg-Salem School District Jones won the PIAA championship as a member of the Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions wrestling team and was a two-time state champion. Greg went on to win three national championships as a member of the West Virginia University Mountaineers. He set his high school's record for career wins. Despite not playing football in college, Jones worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League prior to the 2005 NFL Draft.
Jones went on to coach for the Mountaineer wrestling team for 9 years until he was offered a head coach wrestling position. At Blackzilians since the summer of 2014, Jones has been one of the top wrestling coaches in MMA training top contenders the likes of Anthony Johnson, Rashad Evans, Michael Johnson, and Eddie Alvarez to name a few.One of 39 3-time NCAA champions
One of 20 wrestlers to win titles at two different weights
One of 10 wrestlers to win a national title as a freshman
126-4 career record
His only losses were to Otto Olson of Michigan (9-8), Ralph Everett (3-2 t.b.), and Rashad Evans of Michigan State (3-2). The fourth loss was a forfeit.
West Virginia's all-time wins leader
Undefeated his junior and senior years
Ended career with a 51-match win streak
4-time Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) champion
First EWL wrestler to be named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA tournament
Was taken down just ten times in his career
Outscored opponents 298-82 his senior year
Voted 2004 West Virginia Amateur Athlete of the Year
17-2 record in 4 NCAA tournaments
Member of the Eastern Wrestling League and NWCA All-Academic Teams