Tyler Wilps is Pitt's first national finalist since 2008.
Tyler Wilps is just one of 18 Panthers in school history to earn All-American status multiple times.
Wilps looks to become the 17th national champion in school history.
Max Thomusseit and Tyler Wilps both won their first matches.
Max Thomusseit and Tyler Wilps each win twice on Thursday.
Career: 49-33 record with five falls and six major decisions ... 2015 NCAA qualifier ... won the 2013 Shorty Hitchcock Open.
2014-15: NCAA Qualifier, where he went 1-2 ... Opened the season with a 4-1 decision over Bloomsburg's Mark Granahan ... Registered a 6-5 come-from-behind decision over Patrick Jennings of Edinboro ... Topped Bucknell's Joey Krulock in a 6-2 decision ... Won two matches at the Keystone Classic, an 11-0 major decision over over Penn's Quinton Hills and a 3-2 decision over Eastern michigan's Derek Davison ... Had a 4-2 decision in the first tiebreaker against Maryland's Josh Snook ... Competed at the Southern Scuffle with wins over Nick Kee (Appalachian State), 7-3, and by forfeit against Jordan Atienza (Central Michigan) ... Recorded one win in his only bout at the Pitt duals, topping Drexel's Nick Elmer, 3-2 .. Took down Clarion's Slade Horner in a 5-2 decision ... At the ACC Championships, topped Max Rohskopf (NC State), 4-3, and Jake Faust (Duke), 6-2, to place third and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Earned a 3-1 decision over Garrett SUtton of Michigan at the NCAA Championships.
2013-14: 15-5 record with one fall and two majors competing in open tournaments at 165 pounds...took first place in the Shorty Hitchcock Open and finished third at the Edinboro Open.
2012-13: Went 11-11 on the season at 157 pounds...competed in five duals for the Panthers at 157 pounds going 2-3 with wins against Maryland and Cleveland State...was 4-1 in bonus point matches with two falls and two major decisions...went 5-2 in the season-opening Knight Point Open.
2011-12: Finished 10-5 with two pins and one major decision...won six straight matches to take third at the Ashland Simonson Open, defeating Jared King (Notre Dame College) 7-5 in the consolation final...won his lone dual meet match with a 12-3 major decision over Jonathan Jones (VMI) at the Pitt Duals.
2010-11: Finished with an 8-6 record while competing mostly in open tournaments...had one pin and one major decision...won both of his matches against EWL opponents.
High School: Compiled a 140-25 career record at West Allegheny...concluded his senior year with a 39-3 record...three-time section and WPIAL champion...three-time state qualifier...finished second at states as a senior...four-year member of the Wayne Danger Wrestling Club...also a four-year letterman on the football team.
Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1992...son of Tim and Teresa...has three sisters: Brittany, Bethany and Torrey...Economics major.
* Indicates Redshirt season (does not count towards career statistics)
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