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  Derrick Nelson
Derrick Nelson

Player Profile
RS Junior

Spraggs, Pa.

High School:




Pitt Wins Third-Straight EWL Championship

Eight Panthers Qualify for Nationals


Pitt Wrestling Heads to EWL Championships

Panthers look to earn automatic bids to NCAA Championships


No. 17 Panthers Rally for Dramatic Win at No. 15 Edinboro

Pitt rallies from 18-0 down to get victory


No. 17 Pitt Wrestling Closes Dual Season with Trip to No. 15 Edinboro

Match is Pitt's final EWL Dual


No. 14 Panthers Wrap Up Home Slate with Lehigh

Dual will serve as Senior Night and Alumni Night

Career: 15-19 overall record with six falls and a major decision.

2013-14: Posted a 7-4 record with five falls in open tournaments...won the Simonson Open.

2012-13: Went 4-11 with one fall and a major decision at 125 pounds...saw action in four duals...competed for Pitt at the EWL Championships...went 4-2 at the Knight Point Open.

2011-12: Redshirted the season...finished 4-4 competing in open tournaments...posted first career win with a third-period fall over No. 33 Bobby Rehm (Lock Haven) at the Mat Town Open, where he placed fifth...went 2-2 against EWL opponents...had season cut short due to injury...earned EWL All-Academic honors.

High School: Finished with a career record of 132-24, totaling 74 pins and 11 technical falls...three-time state qualifier, placing fifth as a junior and seventh as a senior...two-time WPIAL runner-up and third-place finisher once...four-time section champion...two-time Powerade place-winner...selected as the Outstanding Wrestler at the Battlefield Duals...placed eighth at Flonationals...four-time Observer-Reporter All-District Team selection..senior class vice president...graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.9 grade point average.

Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1992...son of David and Heidi...has one sister, Ali...History major.