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  Ryan Tomei
Ryan Tomei

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Irwin, Pa.

High School:
Penn-Trafford

Weight:
285

2009-10: Had a dominating redshirt junior season going 33-7 overall and 16-2 in dual matches for the Panthers...An NCAA Qualifier, won the opening round of the tournament with a 7-3 victory over Ziad Haddad of North Carolina...Won all three matches in the EWL Championships to claim the heavyweight title, including a victory by fall in the championship against Brandon Williamson of West Virginia...Named the 2010 EWL Outstanding Wrestler...Provided clutch victories in comebacks against Illinois and Rutgers...Picked up a takedown in the final seconds of the Penn State match to give the Panthers a 19-19 tie...One of four wrestlers on the squad with 30 or more wins this season...Ranked No. 12 in the heavyweight division...Recorded 13 falls for most on the Panthers' squad with the quickest at 1:09 - his first match of the year...Moved into a tie for fourth on the Panthers all-time pins list with 29...Pinned 18th-ranked Dominick Russo of Rutgers (4:02)...Went 5-0 at the Buffalo Open recording one fall in 1:09 and taking first place...Went 4-1 at the Nittany Lion Open recording one fall at 6:18 and taking second place...Went 4-2 at the Midlands Wrestling Championships recording two falls at 4:49 and 5:56 and taking seventh place...Finished fourth at the 2009 World Team Trials and 5th at the 2009 U.S. Open

2008-09: Tallied a 13-3 mark during the season in open tournament action for the Panthers at heavyweight...Went 5-1 at the Eastern Michigan Open, taking third place...Captured first place honors at both the Mat Town Open and the Kent State Open, posting 3-0 and 4-0 marks respectively...Notched two falls on the year, both in the finals at the Mat Town Open and Kent State Open...Placed fifth at the United States Open, recording falls over former NCAA All-Americans David Zabriskie and Ryan Gritter...Placed fourth in the 120kg class in the men's freestyle at the World Team Trials...Selected to team USA's squad which traveled to Poland to compete in the Ziolkowski International, a senior level event...Enters the 2009-10 season ranked 15th on Pitt's career pins list.


2007-08:
Wrestled most of the year in tournament competition where he tallied a 20-10 mark...Won 12 bonus-point matches during the year, including eight by pinfall...Went 3-1 with a major decision and a pin in season opening action at the Brute/Binghamton Open where he finished third...Finished sixth at the Cornell Body Bar, going 3-3 on the day...Was 2-0 in dual matches on the year, defeating Jason Marshall (Ohio) by pinfall and Dan Craig (Lock Haven) by an 8-0 major decision...Won the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Classic, going 4-0 with three pins...Took second place at the Kent State Open with a 3-1 mark, including a major decision and a pin...Went 4-1 at the Edinboro Open for third place.


2006-07:
Ryan Tomei had a successful freshman season as a heavyweight for the Panthers with a 12-8 record in tournament competitions...Earned five falls and two major decisions...Placed third at the Edinboro Open and fifth at the Cleveland State Open...Collected two falls and a 4-1 record at the Edinboro Open...Also competed in the Cornell Body Bar, Nittany Lion Open and Southern Scuffle.


HIGH SCHOOL:
Tomei was a two-time state placewinner for Pennsylvania, finishing seventh as a junior and fifth as a senior...WPIAL runner-up in 2005 and 2006...An all-state selection in 2005 and 2006...Named a Tribune Review All-Star in 2005 and 2006...Won the section, county and Powerade titles in 2005 and 2006...Led his team to the section and WPIAL title in 2006...Started wrestling during his junior year of high school and immediately earned WPIAL recognition...Compiled a record of 79-11 under coach Vince Testa...Played football and was a WPIAL honorable mention selection...A member of the National Honor Society and a Judge John Driscoll Scholar-Athlete Award finalist.


PERSONAL:
Born August 13, 1987...Son of Philip and Fran Tomei...Has one sister, Allison.


MAJOR:
Clinical Diatetics and Nutrition