Jones, a sophomore heavy metal fabricator apprentice from Painesville, OH., was 3-0 with two wins by fall in the event to capture the heavyweight bracket of the Builder Invitational. He opened with a win in 2:48 over James Perini of Ferrum College then advanced with a win in 4:08 over fourth-seeded Eric Calimanto of the University of Scranton. In the finals he scored a 5-3 decision over second-seeded Denny Vaughan of St. Andrews University.
After the tournament, he was named the Champion of Champions as selected by all the weight class winners. On the year, Jones is 31-3 with eight wins by fall to lead the team in victories and is second in wins by fall.
Apprentice School returns to action on February 9 when they host St. Andrews in a 2pm dual match at Apprentice Gym.