Redshirt sophomore Ryan Solomon lifts Panthers to victory
The Panthers host Virginia on Friday for senior night before traveling to Clarion on Sunday
Three Panthers record wins in loss
Panthers and Tar Heels meet for eighth time
Pitt resumes action Sunday at West Virginia
Two-time NCAA qualifier, 2015 ACC Champion
2015-16: Pinned Billy McClelland of Davidson on his way to a 2-0 record at Pitt Duals … Placed first in the Lock Haven Classic with a 3-0 record … Earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors after wrestling to a perfect 4-0 record as the champion of the Keystone Classic … Defeated two ranked opponents at the Keystone Classic with a 3-2 decision over No. 11 Todd Preston (Harvard) and a 7-5 decision over No. 15 Rick Durso (Franklin & Marshall) … Defeated No. 8 Randy Cruz of tenth-ranked Lehigh by a 3-2 decision … Dropped a 5-9 decision to Maryland’s Alfred Bannister at the Terrapin Duals.
2014-15: NCAA Qualifier, where he went 1-2 ...ACC Champion at 149 pounds ... Placed fifth at the Keystone Classic ... Finished seventh at the Southern Scuffle ... Tallied a 7-3 decision against Bloomsburg's Kevin Laubach ... Record a 12-4 major decision versus Edinboro's Jensen Lorea ... Defeated Victor Lopez of Bucnkell with a 6-4 decision ... Topped Lehigh's Drew Longo in an 11-9 decision ... Opened the Keystone Classic with two straight wins over Bloomsburg's Kevin Laubach (8-2) and Drexel's Matthew Cimto (3-2), before losing his next three to take fifth place on the podium at the event ... Notched an 11-6 decision against Maryland's Ben Dorsay ... Placed seventh at the Southern Scuffle, tallying a fall at 3:37 over Konbeh Koroma (George Mason) and a 13-5 maj. decision over Nebraska's Justin Arthur ... Went 2-1 at the Pitt Duals, upsetting No. 18 Marcus Cain of Duke by a 12-4 major decision, while picking up a 10-3 decision over UNC's Christian Barber ... Claimed a 10-4 decision against T.J. Miller of Virginia ... Picked up a fall of Brent Waterman (Virginia Tech) in 5:30 ... Had a season-fast fall time of 59 seconds against Brodie Zacherl (Clarion) ... Defeated Beau Donahue (N.C. State) with a 7-2 decision ... Recorded a fall of Angelo Latora (Michigan) in 4:11 ... Ended the regular season on a six-match win streak by scoring a 14-5 major decision over West Virginia's Roman Perryman ... Won the 149 pound ACC title after defeating Marcus Cain (Duke), 16-9) and then Christian Barber (UNC) in the finals, 3-1 in a sudden victory ... Posted a 3-2 decision against UNC's Christian Barber at the NCAA Championships.
2013-14: 22-15 record as a true freshman starter at 149 pounds...qualified for nationals after advancing to the ACC finals with an upset in the semifinals of No. 11 Gus Sako from Virginia by 10-8 decision...4-2 record in ACC duals...helped Pitt upset Oklahoma State in a dual by pinning eventual national finalist No. 8 Josh Kindig in 1:23...also stuck eventual All-American James English of Penn State in the dual...posted a team-high seven pins while also recording four majors...earned Pitt 42 team points, the third-highest total on the team...went 4-2 at the Clarion Open and Southern Scuffle.
High School: Four-year wrestler at Pen Argyl High School with a career record of 149-4 with 66 falls, 19 major decisions and 12 technical falls ... Two-time state champion at Pen Argyl High School ... Won the District 11 title three times and southeast regional twice ... Two-time Express-Times Wrestler of the Year ... Three-time Bethlehem Holiday Classic Champion at 145 pounds ... Posted a 23-1 record with 11 falls and 18 total bonus point wins ... Went 38-2 with 19 falls as a sophomore and won the Bethlehem Holiday Classic ... During his junior season, went 44-1, winning 29 of his bouts by bonus point decisions, and was named the Express-Times Wrestler of the Year ... Collected a state title and was the Bethlehem Holiday Classic champion once again ... Capped off his senior season with a perfect 44-0 record by winning a third straight PIAA Class AA state title and being named the PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament's Outstanding Wrestler ... As a senior, won The King of The Mountain Tournament ... Was named the Express-Times Wrestler of the Year in 2013 for the second straight year ... Was awarded the lehighvalleylive Boys Athlete of the Year, the first recipient to earn the award.
Personal: Born May 25, 1994...son of Phil and Michele... Also a two-way starter for the Green Knights football team where he rushed for 1,408 yards and scored 21 touchdowns as a senior.
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