Tyler Wilps is looking to repeat as an All-American.
Tyler Wilps defended his title and was named Most Valuable Wrestler
Max Thomusseit, Tyler Wilps and Mikey Racciato all enter the ACC Championships as the top seed in their respective weight classes.
Seven Pitt wrestlers are ranked in either the latest coaches' panel, RPI or both.
Mikey Racciato and Tyler Wilps each recorded major decisions in the match.
Two-time NCAA qualifier, 2013 EWL Champion, 2013 EWL Freshman of the Year
Career: 57-33 career record with 10 falls and six major decisions ... Two-time NCAA qualifier ... Advanced to the Round of 12 at 197 pounds in 2014 in Oklahoma City ... 2013 EWL Freshman of the Year and EWL Champion at 174 pounds.
2014-15: Won by major decision with a score of 9-0 against Bloomsburg's Michael Mirra ... Handed Edinboro's Vince Pickett a 4-1 decision ... Topped Tyler Lyster of Bucknell in a 5-1 decision ... Took down No. 14 Elliot Riddick of Lehigh with a 5-3 decision in sudden victory ... Won three matches at the Keystone Classic to finish as the runner-up, which included a fall of Collin Johnson (Appalachian St.) in 1:56. and a 7-0 decision against No. 19 Luke Sheridan of Indiana ... Earned a 12-5 decision over Maryland's Rob Fitzgerald ... Wrestled at the Southern Scuffle, recording an 11-0 major decision over Ira Dent (Chattanooga) ... Posted an 8-3 decision against Drexel's Brandon Litten ... Claimed an 8-2 decision over Austin Schafer of Oklahoma State ... Recorded a 6-2 decision over Ryan Darch (Clarion) ... Defeated Michael Boykin (NC State), 4-1, and Jared Haught (Virginia Tech), 3-2, at the ACC Championships to place third in the event.
2013-14: NCAA qualifier at 197 pounds after receiving an at-large bid ... Posted a career-high 24 wins, going 24-12 ... Went 3-2 at the NCAA Championships, coming up one win short of earning All-American status ... Finished second on the team with fivefalls ... Finished the regular season with a seven-match winning streak in duals ... Recorded an 11-3 record in duals, earning 40 team points for Pitt.
2012-13: EWL Champion at 174 pounds and EWL Freshman of the Year ... NCAA qualifier at 174 pounds ... Went 19-9 during the season ... Was2-2 at the National Tournament with wins over Billy Curling (Old Dominion) and Stephen West (Columbia) ... Won the EWL title with a 3-0 decision over Bloomsburg's Chris Smith ... Went 8-0 vs. EWL opponents during the season.
2011-12: Redshirted the season ... Posted a 23-7 record competing in open tournaments ... The 23 wins were fourth most on the team ... Won the Ashland Open with a 4-0 record ... Went 5-0 to place first at the Cleveland State Open ... Runner-up at the Ashland Simonson Open ... Placed fifth at the Buffalo Open in his first collegiate competition ... Took sixth at the Michigan State Open ... Registered three pins and two major decisions ... Earned EWL All-Academic honors.
High School: Compiled a record of 156-28, including a nearly perfect 41-1 mark as a senior ... Four-time state qualifier and three-time state place-winner ... State runner-up his senior season ... Holds all major records at his high school ... Flonationals champion.
Personal: Born July 25, 1992 ... son of Mark and Melody Bonaccorsi ... Has one brother, Nino.
* Indicates Redshirt season (does not count towards career statistics)
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