3-time state champ Rune Lawrence of Frazier picks West Virginia

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 12:20 AM

One of the top wrestlers in the WPIAL will be headed south to continue his wrestling career.

Frazier junior Rune Lawrence announced on social media Monday his commitment to wrestle at West Virginia.

Lawrence is a three-time PIAA and WPIAL Class 2A champion. His career record is 112-7. He was 45-3 this season. He has 73 career pins.

Lawrence is ranked No. 14 nationally by FloWrestling in the Class of ‘24.

He will eventually join West Allegheny’s Ty Watters and Shawn Taylor on the Mountaineers roster.

The Mountaineers are coached by Tim Flynn.

Lawrence’s brother Thayne is wrestling at Lehigh.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.

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