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02/20/2015

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

Mikey Racciato records his third fall in the last four matches

01/18/2015

Wrestling Rally Comes Up Short In Setback At No. 8 Oklahoma State

Pitt wins four of final six bouts, but can't complete the comeback.

01/11/2015

Pitt Wrestling Posts 3-0 Record At Pitt Duals

Dom Forys, Tyler Wilps and Max Thomusseit all go 3-0 on the day.

12/05/2014

Wrestling Wins Final Five To Top Maryland, 26-9

Max Thomusseit stays perfect, going to 10-0 with a fall in 3:45 against Maryland.

11/21/2014

No. 12 Pitt Falls To No. 5 Penn State In Front Of Record Crowd

Panthers take four bouts in 24-12 setback.

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.

Statistics
Weight Overall Duals Conf. Falls Tech Falls
Major Decisions
Points
2014-15 285 4-10 4-5 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-2 18

John Rizzo

John  Rizzo

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Johnstown, Pa.

High School:
Richland

Last College:
Temple

Weight:
HWT

Birthdate:
02/13/1993

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