No. 9-rated sophomore David Jauregui (149), junior Zac Fryling (157) and No. 16-rated junior Jared Villers (197) round out the WVU grapplers with NCAA experience expected to wrestle on Friday evening. The three have gotten off to stellar beginnings this season as they have combined for four tournament titles and a 27-5 record thus far.
The Dukes are off to a 1-1 record this season with a 29-15 win over American and a 21-18 loss to Clarion. Friday's dual meet will be the first road test of the season for Duquesne.
Jared Ricotta (184) leads the Dukes on the season as he is 2-0 in dual meet action and 13-5 overall this season. However, WVU 184-pounder Chance Litton recorded a 10-2 major decision against Ricotta at the Navy Classic on Nov. 18.
West Virginia is 7-1 all-time versus Duquesne in a series that dates back to 1971. The two teams last met in 1999 when the Mountaineers upended the Dukes 41-3 in Pittsburgh.
Friday's dual meet is the last home match until Feb. 9 when WVU hosts Ohio.