WVU is tied for tenth with 29 points, but need their remaining wrestlers to advance to hang on to a top ten finish.
Seth Lisa became the third Mountaineer out of the tournament when he dropped a close 2-0 decision to Matt Valenti of Penn in the 125 pound weight class wrestlebacks.
Billy Smith, however, advanced in the wrestlebacks as he earned an 8-2 decision over Ryan Churella of Michigan. That win puts Smith into the 149 pound quarterfinals of the wrestlebacks.
Tom McMath followed Lebe to the sidelines as he suffered a narrow 8-7 loss to Doc Vecchio of Penn State, and Greg Jones surprisingly followed suit with a 3-2 loss to Rashad Evans of Michigan State after besting Eric Hauan of Northern Iowa in the previous match.
Brent Miller bested Joe Sahl of Lehigh by the count of 7-4, then defeated Israel Blevins of Purdue by the same count.