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Two Sign with Liberty Wrestling
Liberty Wrestling Head Coach Jesse Castro has announced the signing of two grapplers to national letters of intent for the 2011-12 academic year. The grapplers will be set to join the squad next fall, as they add to the roster of the four-time NCAA East Region champion Flames.
"We are excited about the signing of both Hunter and Jordan. They both have impressive high school careers to date with the possibility of excelling their senior year," Castro commented on his early signees.
Jordan Conaway ( 125 pounds )
Jordan Conaway is a two-time PIAA Class AAA placewinner at 103 pounds from New Oxford Senior High School in Pennsylvania.
Conaway first medaled on the state level as a sophomore, earning a sixth-place finish.
Last season, Conaway had a breakout junior campaign, posting a 43-2 record on his way to a District 3 Class AAA title, and a third-place finish at states.
New Oxford has certainly felt the impact of Conaway, as he has set several school records and has others in his sights. He became the school's first two-time state medal winner, while he currently holds pin and takedown records. With a 108-17 career record entering his senior year, Conaway is just 13 victories from becoming the school's record holder for career wins.
Conaway will look for further success in his senior season under the direction of his father and coach, Dave Conaway, who wrestled collegiately for Clarion.
"Jordan will fit nicely into our 125-pound weight class. He comes from the very rich in talent state of Pennsylvania, and has been ranked as high as seventh nationally in the Amateur Wrestling News," Castro stated on one of the newest additions to his team.
Hunter Adams ( 174/184 pounds)
Hunter Adams will join Liberty's squad from Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Va. Adams is a two-time state runner up at 140 and 152 pounds. On his way to the state championships, he has picked up Northwest Region and Western Valley District championships at the same weights.
As a sophomore, Adams led his Eagles to a team championship at the Big Orange Classic by claiming the individual title at 140 pounds with a 2-0 sudden victory in the finals.
As a junior, Adams produced a 39-5 record, while helping his team finish as runners-up in the Northwest region.
Regarding Adams, Castro stated, "Hunter will help add depth in our very ‘thin' 174/184 weight classes. He is a work horse who loves to train. A two-time state finalist with that work ethic is a great addition to our program."