Pitt beings the season as a consensus top-20 team in the country and brings back seven starters.
Bisnowaty, Mack and Yeazel selected out of 1,100 applicants
Kaleigh Ritter Named Pitt Athlete of the Week
Wilps third at 197, Thomusseit fifth at 285
Pitt has multiple All-Americans for the second straight 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.
Chancellor Gallagher Names Heather Lyke Pitt Athletic Director
Session 4: Solomon Falls to Nevills in Round of 12
Session 3: Solomon Advances to Round of 12
Session 2: Rahmani Returns to Win Column
Session I: Three Panthers Collect Wins in Opening Round
Four Panthers Set for NCAA Championships