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02/19/2016

No. 24 Pitt Wrestling Returns to the Win Column

Redshirt sophomore Ryan Solomon lifts Panthers to victory

02/18/2016

No. 24 Pitt Wrestling Concludes Regular Season with No. 20 Virginia, Clarion

The Panthers host Virginia on Friday for senior night before traveling to Clarion on Sunday

02/13/2016

No. 21 Pitt Wrestling Edged by No. 13 North Carolina

Three Panthers record wins in loss

02/12/2016

No. 21 Pitt Wrestling Travels to No. 13 North Carolina

Panthers and Tar Heels meet for eighth time

02/05/2016

#17 Panthers Fall to #10 Hokies

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.

Mikey Racciato

Mikey  Racciato

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pen Argyl, Pa.

High School:
Pen Argyl

Weight:
141/149

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