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Pitt Heads East to No. 10 Lehigh, Keystone Classic

Panthers and Mountain Hawks clash for 60th time


Pitt Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Senior Awards Banquet

Pitt guard and NFL nine time Pro Bowler Ruben Brown served as guest speaker


Wilps' Championship Run Ends With Runner-Up Finish

Tyler Wilps is Pitt's first national finalist since 2008.


Wilps Repeats As All-American

Tyler Wilps is just one of 18 Panthers in school history to earn All-American status multiple times.


Wilps To Wrestle For A National Title Saturday Night

Wilps looks to become the 17th national champion in school history.

Four-time NCAA qualifier, 2015 ACC Champion, 2013 EWL Champion, 2014 ACC Runner-Up, 2011 EWL Runner-Up, 2011 EWL Freshman of the Year

Career: 91-27 record with 10 falls, three tech falls and 21 major decisions...NCAA qualifier in 2011, '13, '14 & '15 ... three appearances in the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships ... 2015 ACC Champion ... 2014 ACC Runner-Up ... EWL Champion at 184 pounds in 2013 ... Runner-Up at the EWL Tournament in 2011 ... named the 2011 EWL Freshman of the Year.

2014-15: Made an appearance in the round of 12 for the third straight season as an NCAA qualifer for the fourth time ... 26-3 on the season, 7-3 vs. ranked opponents ... Became first Pitt wrestler since 2009-10 to finish the dual season undefeated (14-0) ... ACC Wrestler of the Week on 12/16 ... ACC Champion at 184 pounds ... Won the Keystone Classic title at 184 pounds, going 4-0 at the event ... Placed second at the Southern Scuffle ... Started the season by recording a fall against Bloomsburg's David Williams in 4:45 ... Earned his first ranked win of the season, defeating No. 10 Vic Avery of Edinboro in a 5-3 decision ... Controlled Bucknell's Tom Sleigh in an 18-6 major decision ... Knocked off No. 6 Nate Brown of Lehigh in a 6-4 decision ... Scored a 5-3 deicison over Penn State's Matt McCutcheon ... Opened the Keystone Classic with three straight major decision victories over Appalachian State's Marcus Johnson (15-5), Eastern Michigan's Michael Curby (14-4), and Stanford's Garet Krohn (15-7) ... Upset No. 3 Lorenzo Thomas of Penn in a 5-3 decision in the finals ... Recorded a fall in 3:45 of Maryland's Tony Gardner ... Took second place at the Southern Scuffle with a 4-1 record ... After defeating Samson Imonode (Army), 8-3 and Ville Heino (Campbell), 4-0, recorded wins against ranked foes No. 15 Ben Stroh of Wyoming (7-4) and No. 3 Nathaniel Brown of Lehigh (3-1) ... Went 3-0 at the Pitt Duals, starting off with a 7-3 decision over UNC's Scott Marmoll and a 5-2 win against Duke's Jacob Kasper ... Ended the day with a 22-7 win by technical fall at 5:46 over Alex DeCiantis (Drexel) ... Held off No. 15 ranked Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma State in a 14-13 decision ... Scored a 21-6, four-point, tech fall against Tyler Askey of Virginia ... Claimed a 10-2 major decision against Virginia's Austin Gabel ... Took down Clarion's Daniel Sutherland with a fall in 2:42 ... Scored a 10-4 decision against Nicky Hall of N.C. State ... Scored major decisions over Virginia's Tyler Askey (19-8) and Duke's Jacob Kasper (14-6) to claim an ACC title ... Knocked off Bubba Scheffel (West Virginia) with a 14-4 major decision in the first round of the NCAA Championships ... Took down No. 15 Richard Robertson (Wisconsin) in the second round of the NCAA CHampionships.

2013-14: 21-4 record with one fall and five major decisions...for the second straight season, came up just one win short of earning All-American status...all four losses came against ranked wrestlers...5-1 record in ACC duals and 12-1 overall in duals...beat seven ranked wrestlers...ranked in the top 10 for most of the season and earned a No. 4 seed at the NCAA Championships...won the Clarion Open to begin the season.

2012-13: Advanced to the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships...finished the season with a 16-6 record...went 2-2 at Nationals with wins over a pair of ranked wrestlers, Chris Chionuma (Oklahoma State) and Josh Ihnen (Nebraska)...won the EWL Championship at 184 pounds with a pair of major decisions including a 9-1 major over Lock Haven's Fred Garcia in the finals...Went 8-4 in dual matches.

2011-12: Took a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury...tallied a 3-3 record before the injury and helped Pitt notch a big win over No. 6 Michigan, defeating Collin Zeerip, 6-2...ranked as high as No. 22 before being shut down for the season...registered one major decision.

2010-11: Tied Jordan Sianni for 10th-place all-time for wins by a Pitt freshman, going 27-13...qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he opened with a 6-4 win over No. 14 Erich Schmidtke (Oklahoma)...finished second at the EWL tournament...named the EWL Freshman of the Year...won the Clarion Open with a perfect 4-0 record...placed eighth at the Nittany Lion Open...went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships...had five pins and four major decisions.

High School: Two-time state champion at St. Paris Graham High School in Ohio...won state championships as a junior and a senior...four-year state qualifier...2010 Springfield News-Sun Area Wrestler of the Year...a highly touted recruit who was ranked among the top-30 in the nation by many wrestling media outlets.

Personal: Born April 17, 1991...son of Mike and Sandie...has one brother, Zac, who wrestled for Pitt from 2008-13 and earned All-American honors in 2013...Communication major.

Weight Overall Duals Conf. Falls Tech Falls
Major Decisions
2010-11 184 27-13 14-5 5-1 5-0 0-0 4-1 54
2011-12 184 3-3 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 7
2012-13 184 17-6 9-4 4-0 1-0 1-0 4-2 31
2013-14 184 21-4 12-1 5-1 1-0 0-0 5-0 49
2014-15 184 26-3 14-0 5-0 3-1 2-0 8-0 57
Career 94-29 51-11 19-2 10-1 3-0 22-4 198

Max Thomusseit

Max  Thomusseit

RS Senior

St. Paris, Ohio

High School:
St. Paris Graham



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