Matt Wilps and Zac Thomusseit advance to semifinals to lead Panthers
Career: 44-27 record with five pins and five major decisions...won the 2013 Shorty Hitchcock Open.
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.