Matt Wilps clinches All-America Honors for second-consecutive season
Three-time NCAA Qualifier, Two-time EWL Runner-Up
Career: 84-49 career record with two pins, three technical falls and 19 major decisions...three-time national qualifier (2012-14)...third at 2014 ACC Championships...runner-up at EWL Tournament in 2012 and 2013...third at EWL Tournament in 2011.
2013-14: NCAA qualifier at 133 for the third consecutive season after receiving an at-large bid...posted a career-high 26 wins, the second most on the team...went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships and almost upset eventual national champion Tony Ramos from Iowa in the first round, conceding a late down and losing a 3-1 decision...took third place at the ACC Championships...finished 5-1 in ACC duals, helping the Panthers win the team dual title...won the Keystone Classic.
2012-13: Qualified for his second NCAA Championships with a second place finish at the EWL championships...won his opening match at Nationals, a 3-2 decision over Jamie Franco of Hofstra...defeated Nick Wilcox of Bloomsburg, 3-1, to advance to the finals of the EWL Championship and secure an NCAA autobid...went 10-5 in dual action including victories in the Michigan, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and Lehigh duals...placed second at the Knight Point Open to open the season.
2011-12: NCAA qualifier at 133 pounds...went 3-2 at the national tournament in St. Louis, Mo., coming up just one win shy of All-American honors...wins at the NCAA Championships included a 3-1 decision in overtime over No. 26 Frank Lomas (Cal-Bakersfield), a 6-2 decision over No. 9 Nate McCormick (Missouri) and a 12-11 decision over No. 12 Cash Quiroga (Purdue)...runner-up at the EWL Tournament...fourth on the team in wins with a 23-10 record...runner-up finishes at both the Buffalo Open and the Mat Town Invitational...helped Pitt clinch its third-straight EWL regular season title with a 5-2 decision over No. 8 A,J. Schopp (Edinboro)...other wins over ranked opponents included an 8-6 decision over No. 25 Nate Pennesi (West Virginia), a 9-7 decision over No. 28 Jamie Franco (Hofstra), a 6-3 decision over No. 32 Kyle Gilchrist (Columbia) and a 14-4 major decision over No, 33 Andrew Novak (Eastern Michigan)...ranked as high as No. 18 by WrestlingReport.com...finished a perfect 6-0 in EWL dual meets and 9-2 overall against EWL opponents...registered four major decisions...earned the team's Most Improved Award.
2010-11: Finished with a record of 17-16...took third at the EWL Championships with a 3-1 win over Devin Cook (Clarion) in the consolation final... was the highest-placing freshman at his weight class in the conference tournament...went 9-6 against EWL opponents during the season...placed third at the Clarion Open with a record of 4-2...registered bonus points in four matches with one pin, one technical fall and two major decisions.
High School: Concluded a standout career at Meadville Area High School, compiling a record of 141-21...a three-time Class AAA District 10 champion...also a three-time AAA Northwest Region champion...three-time PIAA state qualifier.
Personal: Born Aug. 22, 1992...son of Anna Mack...Sociology major.