Matt Wilps clinches All-America Honors for second-consecutive season
Two-time NCAA qualifier, 2013 EWL Champion, 2013 EWL Freshman of the Year
Career: 66-30 career record with 12 falls and seven major decisions...Two-time NCAA qualifier...advanced to the Round of 12 at 197 pounds in 2014 in Oklahoma City...2013 EWL Freshman of the Year and EWL Champion at 174 pounds.
2013-14: NCAA qualifier at 197 pounds after receiving an at-large bid...posted a career-high 24 wins ...went 3-2 at the NCAA Championships, coming up one win short of earning All-American status...finished second on the team with six falls...finished the regular season with a seven-match winning streak in duals...recorded an 11-3 record in duals, earning 40 team points for Pitt.
2012-13: EWL Champion at 174 pounds and EWL Freshman of the Year...NCAA qualifier at 174 pounds...went 19-9 during the season...went 2-2 at the National Tournament with wins over Billy Curling (Old Dominion) and Stephen West (Columbia)...won the EWL title with a 3-0 decision over Bloomsburg's Chris Smith...went 8-0 vs. EWL opponents during the season.
2011-12: Redshirted the season...posted a 23-7 record competing in open tournaments...the 23 wins were fourth most on the team...won the Ashland Open with a 4-0 record...went 5-0 to place first at the Cleveland State Open...runner-up at the Ashland Simonson Open...placed fifth at the Buffalo Open in his first collegiate competition...took sixth at the Michigan State Open...registered three pins and two major decisions...earned EWL All-Academic honors.
High School: Compiled record of 156-28, including a nearly perfect 41-1 mark as a senior...Four-time state qualifier and three-time state place-winner...state runner-up his senior season...holds all major records at his high school...Flonationals champion.
Personal: Born July 25, 1992...son of Mark and Melody...has one brother, Nino...Criminal Justice major.