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  Eric Albright
Eric Albright

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
York, Pa.

High School:
Red Lion Area

Last College:
Virginia

Weight:
141

2008-09: Redshirted following a transfer from Virginia...Competed in five tournaments on the season at 141 pounds, placing in four...Tallied a 17-4 record with five bonus-point wins...Went 5-0 at the Eastern Michigan Open, taking first place...Posted a 3-1 mark and made a second straight finals appearance at the Michigan State Open where he took second place...Went 4-1 at the Mat Town Open to take third place...Posted two-straight bonus-point wins at the Kent State Open en route to a 5-0 record and second open title...Notched his 100th career win with a 16-1 win over Tyler Young (Cleveland State) in the first round at the KSU Open.

At Virginia: A 2007 NCAA qualifier, Albright comes to Pitt with a career record of 87-26 after three years at the University of Virginia under coach Steve Garland...Named ACC Freshman of the Year in 2006 and was the ACC runner-up at 133 pounds in 2007...Wrestled back through three straight matches to reach the Round of 16 at the 2007 NCAA Tournament...Led the Cavaliers in both dual meet and tournament wins in 2006-07...Twice won the Virginia State Open...Earned titles at the 2007 Penn State Open and the 2006 West Virginia Open... A two-time freestyle All-American at University Nationals, finishing second in 2008 and third in 2007...Captured the 2007 Northeast regional freestyle title...A USA World Team Trials qualifier in 2007...Took sixth in the Fila Junior freestyle tournament in 2006.

High School: Registered a career record of 136-20 under coach Biff Walizer...Four-time state qualifier and one-time place winner, clinching a PIAA fourth-place finish in 2005...Captured the York County Championship four times...Selected four times to the all-state team...Cadet freestyle All-American and a multiple time freestyle state champion...Competed in soccer where he was a three-year letter winner...Named to the honor roll all four years.

Personal: Born November 7, 1986...son of Todd and Kathy Albright...has two brothers, Chris, who is also a member of the Pitt wrestling team, and Brandon.

Major: History