Five Pitt wrestlers earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament
Sophomore Dom Forys earns No. 2 seed and first round bye at 133 pounds
Panthers finish regular season 10-7 overall
Redshirt sophomore Ryan Solomon lifts Panthers to victory
Three Panthers record wins in loss
2013 NCAA Qualifier, 2013 EWL Runner-Up
Career: 61-48 record with seven falls, two tech falls and ten major decisions...a 2013 NCAA qualifier at 149 pounds...2013 EWL runner-up.
2015-16: Fell to No. 7 Joe Smith of Oklahoma State by decision (11-4) in the Oklahoma State Dual … Earned a third place finish at the Lock Haven Classic with a 4-1 tournament record … Pinned Kent State’s Jacob Spino (3:29) in the Lock Haven Classic … Finished third in the Keystone Classic, recording a 6-1 mark that included major decisions over Bloomsburg’s Brendon Colbert (10-2) and Appalachian State’s Angel Najar (17-4) … Went 0-2 at the Terrapin Duals.
2014-15: Finished as the runner-up at the Keystone Classic with a 3-1 record ... Defeated Bloomsburg's Matt Hammerstone by an 8-2 decision to start the season ... Earned a 7-6 decision versus Bucknell's Rustin Barrick ... Earned a 6-4 decision over Penn State's Cody Law ... Opened the Keystone Classic with a fall off Harvard's Colton Peppelman in 1:42 ... Also scored a 15-3 major decision against Drexel's Noel Blanco in the semifinals ... Wrestled at the Southern Scuffle, tacking on a win against Central Michigan's Malcolm Martin ... Competed in the Pitt Duals, posting a 4-3 win over Chris Mears of UNC ... Upset No. 19 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) in a 6-5 tiebreaker decision ... Recorded a fall of Clarion's Evan DeLong in 3:56 ... Claimed a decision over Sam Melikian (N.C. State), 9-7 ... Defeated Brutus Scheffel of West Virginia in a 4-3 tiebreaking decision ... Defeated UNC's Chris Mears, 5-2 to advance to the ACC Championships semifinals ... In the consolation rounds, knocked off Chad Pyke (NC State), 2-1, and Immanuel Kerr-Brown (Duke), 5-1, to place third at the event.
2013-14: Posted a 17-9 record competing mostly open tournaments at 157 pounds...won the FaM Open...runner-up at the Shorty Hitchcock Open...finished 1-2 at the ACC Championships.
2012-13: Qualified for Nationals with a second-place finish at the EWL Championships...went 18-10 during the season including a 6-5 mark in dual action...placed second at the Franklin and Marshall Open and third at the Edinboro Open...defeated Josh Roosa of Bloomsburg 6-4 in overtime to advance to the finals of the EWL Tournament and clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
2011-12: Redshirted the season...finished with a 16-8 record, placing in four of the six open tournaments in which he competed...tallied a 4-0 record to win the Ashland Open...posted a runner-up finish at the East Stroudsburg Open, going 4-1, including a win over No. 30 Bryan Pearsall (Penn State) in the semifinals...won first career match with an 11-1 major decision over Scott Bulzan (Gannon) at the Buffalo Open, where he placed seventh...also registered first career fall at the Buffalo Open, pinning Ryan Baer (N.C.C.) in 2:26...took fourth at the Mat Town Open...finished season with two pins and five major decisions.
High School: Totaled a career record of 169-14, winning at least 39 matches every season...four-time PIAA state place-winner...four-time district champion...junior national runner-up in Greco and junior national All-American in freestyle.
Personal: Born July 15, 1992...son of Ron and Beth Garbinsky...has one sister, Brooke...double majoring in Psychology and Communication.