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  Max Thomusseit
Max Thomusseit

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Paris, Ohio

High School:
St. Paris Graham

Weight:
184

Birthdate:
04/17/1991

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.

11/20/2014

No. 12 Pitt, No. 5 Penn State Continue Rivalry

Panthers to face third top-15 team this season

11/19/2014

Wrestlers Rise In Rankings

Max Thomusseit and Nick Bonaccorsi see rankings boost in three polls.

11/15/2014

No. 11 Pitt Drops First Duel Of The Season To No. 15 Lehigh

Max Thomusseit and Nick Bonaccorsi score ranked victories and go to 4-0 this season.

11/14/2014

No. 11 Panthers, No. 15 Mountain Hawks Meet On The Mat

Panthers look for first 4-0 start since 2007-08

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

Career: 70-26 record with eightpins and 15 major decisions...NCAA qualifier in 2011, '13 and `14...two appearances in the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships...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: 4-0 on the season, 2-0 vs. ranked opponents ... 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 ... Kocked off No. 6 Nate Brown of Lehigh in a 6-4 decision.

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.

Statistics
Weight Overall Duals Conf. Falls Tech Falls
Major Decisions
Points
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 4-0 4-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 16
Career 72-26 41-11 14-2 8-0 1-0 15-4 157