Matt Wilps clinches All-America Honors for second-consecutive season
Three-time NCAA qualifier, 2013 EWL Champion, 2014 ACC Runner-Up, 2011 EWL Runner-Up, 2011 EWL Freshman of the Year
Career: 67-26 record with seven pins and 14 major decisions...NCAA qualifier in 2011, '13 and `14...two appearances in the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships...2014 ACC Runner-Up...EWL Champion at 184 pounds in 2013...Runner-Up at the EWL Tournament in 2011...named the 2011 EWL Freshman of the Year.
2013-14: 21-4 record with one fall and five major decisions...for the second straight season, came up just one win short of earning All-American status...all four losses came against ranked wrestlers...5-1 record in ACC duals and 12-1 overall in duals...beat seven ranked wrestlers...ranked in the top 10 for most of the season and earned a No. 4 seed at the NCAA Championships...won the Clarion Open to begin the season.
2012-13: Advanced to the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships...finished the season with a 16-6 record...went 2-2 at Nationals with wins over a pair of ranked wrestlers, Chris Chionuma (Oklahoma State) and Josh Ihnen (Nebraska)...won the EWL Championship at 184 pounds with a pair of major decisions including a 9-1 major over Lock Haven's Fred Garcia in the finals...Went 8-4 in dual matches.
2011-12: Took a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury...tallied a 3-3 record before the injury and helped Pitt notch a big win over No. 6 Michigan, defeating Collin Zeerip, 6-2...ranked as high as No. 22 before being shut down for the season...registered one major decision.
2010-11: Tied Jordan Sianni for 10th-place all-time for wins by a Pitt freshman, going 27-13...qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he opened with a 6-4 win over No. 14 Erich Schmidtke (Oklahoma)...finished second at the EWL tournament...named the EWL Freshman of the Year...won the Clarion Open with a perfect 4-0 record...placed eighth at the Nittany Lion Open...went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships...had five pins and four major decisions.
High School: Two-time state champion at St. Paris Graham High School in Ohio...won state championships as a junior and a senior...four-year state qualifier...2010 Springfield News-Sun Area Wrestler of the Year...a highly touted recruit who was ranked among the top-30 in the nation by many wrestling media outlets.
Personal: Born April 17, 1991...son of Mike and Sandie...has one brother, Zac, who wrestled for Pitt from 2008-13 and earned All-American honors in 2013...Communication major.