Center Moriches grad named Big 12 wrestler of the week at West Virginia


A West Virginia University wrestler out of Center Moriches was named Big 12 wrestler of the week for the Mountaineers, who are now ranked No. 24 in the country.

Redshirt freshman Jordan Titus was recognized for two standout performances in West Virginia’s team wins over two conference foes, No. 21 Pittsburgh and Ohio. Titus took down Ohio’s Aidan Waszak last Friday by a 14-2 major decision, and then knocked off Pittsburgh’s Cole Matthews, 3-1 on Sunday, WV Sports Now reported.

Titus’ win over Matthews was particularly impressive because the Panther had entered the match undefeated with 10 consecutive wins and was ranked No. 1 in the nation at 141 pounds.

Titus this season has won 13 of his 20 matches. West Virginia is 6-1 overall

A five-year letter winner for Center Moriches High School, Titus was 20-7 in his matches as a freshman at West Virginia during the 2021-22 season. It was good enough to earn team rookie of the year honors.

At Center Moriches, Titus was a county champ four times and became the high school’s first-ever state champion in 2019-20. That season, he was named Suffolk County’s top wrestler and received All-America recognition. He also played soccer in high school.

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