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.
2014-15: NCAA Qualifier, where he went 2-2 ... ACC Runner-up at 285 pounds ... NCAA Qualifier ... Finished fifth at the Keystone Classic, going 4-2 in his first action of the season ... Started his run with a fall of VMI's Jake Tomlinson in 36 seconds ... Also picked up an 8-3 decision over Harvard's Angus Cowell and a 3-2 decision over South Dakota St.'s Nathan Robert ... In the fifth-place match, recorded a 13-1 major decision against Eastern Michigan's Anthony Abro ... Went 2-2 at the Cleveland State Open, picking up a 4-2 deicison against Gannon's Nigel Toussaint in the opening round and a fall of James Empfield (Mercyhurst) in a season-best 20 seconds ... Competed at the Southern Scuffle finishing 3-2 ... Registered his third career fall at 1:38 over Ira Dent (Chatanooga), scored a 12-4 major decision versus Wyomin's Brandon Tribble and a 6-4 decision against Marshall Haas of the Citadel ... Went 2-0 at the Pitt Duals, clinching two wins for the Panthers with his 4-2 sudden victory over UNC's Frank Abbondanze and a tie-breaking 2-1 decision over Duke's Brandan Walsh, both at 285 pounds ... Claimed a 4-3 decision over Virginia's Patrick Gillen at 285 pounds ... Wrestling up again at 285 pounds, scored a 1-0 decision versus Clarion's Joshua Davis ... Knocked off Brendan Walsh (Duke), 6-4 to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Championships ... Upset No. 8 Ty Walz, 3-2 to earn a spot in the finals at the ACC Championships and grab an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Had a 6-4 deicision over Jared Johnson (Chatanooga) at the NCAA Championships ... Also earned a win by forfeit over No. 14 Joe Stolfi (Bucknell).
2013-14: 10-5 record during his redshirt season competing in open tournaments...won five bonus-point matches: four majors and one fall...finished third at the Mat Town Open and fourth at the Clarion Open.
High School: Wrestled four years at Milton Area High School, going 141-14 overall ... A four-time state place winner and two-time state champion ... Was the Greco Fargo National Champion during the summer leading up to his senior season and placed third in freestyle ... Went 33-10 as a freshman and placed sixth at states ... Followed that up with a runner-up finish at states while going 35-3 as a sophomore ... Was the state champion with a 36-1 record as a junior ... 2012 Beast of the East Champion ... Made it back-to-back state titles following a perfect 37-0 record as a senior.
Personal: Born March, 1994 ... son of Greg and Kelly Solomon ... Has one sister ...Also plaed football and baseball at Milton.
* Indicates Redshirt season (does not count towards career statistics)
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