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04/24/2016

Pitt Wrestling Signs Team IMPACT Member

Five-year-old Joey Senita becomes a Panther

01/09/2016

No. 20 Panthers Finish 4-0 at Pitt Duals

Pitt earns first ACC win of the season.

10/23/2015

Blue Defeats Gold, 33-28

The Panthers officially open the 2015-16 season at Terrapin Duels, Nov. 1

10/22/2015

Matchups Set for Blue vs. Gold

The Panthers open 2015-16 campaign with intrasquad scrimmage

02/20/2015

#18 Pitt Falls To #15 Michigan In Top 20 Battle

Mikey Racciato records his third fall in the last four matches

2015-16: Finished 1-2 in the Lock Haven Classic and pinned Connor Calkins (Binghamton) in 2:50 for his lone victory … Went 2-3 at the Keystone Classic and recorded a pin of Indiana’s Garrett Goldman (1:45) … Defeated Ryan Appleby of Kutztown by a major decision (12-3) at the Terrapin Duals.

2014-15: Recorded a fall against Bloomsburg's Shaun Heist in 4:24 in his first collegiate match ... Earned another fall versus Edinboro's Warren Bosch in 4:53 ... Competed in the Keystone Classic ... Knocked off Maryland's Sean Twigg with a 6-5 decision ... Competed at the Southern Scuffle ... Recorded a win in his only bout at the Pitt duals, closing out the day with a 7-4 decision over Alex Foley of Drexel ... Competed at the National Collegiate Open.

At Temple: Member of the 2013 Temple football roster as a linebacker.

High School: 
Completed his final three years at Richland High School with a 120-3 record, going 40-1 each season ... Overall was 159-11 in his four-year career ... Four-time state qualifier and three-time champion, placing first at states in each of his final three years at Johnstown ... Competed in the prestigious Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic as a senior he won his weight class ...Was a top football high school recruit who played running back and full back at Richland ... A four-year starter, Rizzo rushed for over 4,000 career yards ... In 2012, was a Tribune-Democrat First-Team All-Area selection ... As a senior, rushed for 1,769 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Played in the East-West game.

Personal:
 Born February, 1993 ... son of Anthony and Lynda Rizzo ... has six siblings, three older brothers, an older sister and one younger brother and one younger sister ... Father Tony played football at Navy ... Bother Frank played football at Navy and brother Anthony played football at Washington & Jefferson.

John Rizzo

John  Rizzo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Johnstown, Pa.

High School:
Richland

Last College:
Temple

Weight:
197

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