Conference Record 4,367 Student-Athletes Recognized
Each Wednesday will feature a current Pitt wrestler from the WPIAL
The redshirt sophomore earns first-time recognition
Five-year-old Joey Senita becomes a Panther
Five Pitt wrestlers earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament
2015-16: Dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 17 Brock Zacherl of Clarion … Lost to No. 17 Rick Durso of Franklin & Marshall by decision (4-10) to conclude Pitt Duals with a 1-2 record … Runner-up at the Lock Haven Classic with a 2-1 record … Went 3-2 at the Nittany Lion
Open … Finished 2-2 at the Keystone Classic, including a major decision over Indiana’s Tommy Cash (16-4) … Went undefeated to win the East Stroudsburg Open (5-0), including three major decisions and a pin of Army West Point’s Jack Lucie (0:19) … Recorded two technical falls at the Terrapin Duals over Bruno Gerardi of Kutztown (16-0) and Josh Cornell of West Liberty (15-1).
2014-15: Started off the season with a 6-4 sudden victory over Bloomsburg's Andy Schutz ... Topped Bucknell's Zach Valley in a 5-1 decision ... Recorded one win in the Keystone Classic, a 5-2 decision over Appalachian State's Payton Shuford ... Placed fourth at the Cleveland State open, going 6-2 with six straight wins ... Won five of his matches by decision, including two in a shutout, and also recorded a tech fall, 15-0 win against Cleveland State's Bobby Vedda ... Competed at the Southern Scuffle, adding two wins with a 3-2 decision over Tyler Kesserling (Central Michigan) and a 15-3 major decision over Tyler Ziegler (Gardner Webb) ... Recorded two wins at the Pitt Duals, starting with a 5-3 decision over Duke's Mitch Finesilver and his first ranked win of the year over No. 12 Mitch Devoy of Drexel ... Competed at 141 pounds for the first time in his career and defeated Justin Van Hoose (Virginia), 5-4 ... Recorded his first official fall against Clarion's Matt Liggett in 3:43 ... Posted a 3-1 decision over West Virginia's Cory Stainbrook ... Competed in the ACC Championships.
2013-14: 10-5 record competing in open tournaments at 133 pounds...undefeated in bonus-point matches with one fall, one technical fall and one major decision...finished second at the Simonson Open...went 3-2 at the Southern Scuffle and 4-2 at the Edinboro Open.
High School: Two-time state runner-up...three-time state qualifier...amassed a 132-26 record at Keystone Oakes high school...two-year Almanac All-Star...named a Pittsburgh Tribune Review All-Star in 2013...member of the Dapper Dan WPIAL Team...Won the American Legion Athletic Award his senior year...a National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1995...son of Jay and Patti...has two siblings, J.J, a former All-American wrestler for Mercyhurst University, and Anthony, a four-time NCAA qualifier and three-time EWL champion at Pitt.