Career: 38-21 record with one pin, five technical falls and 11 major decisions...2013 NCAA qualifier...EWL runner-up in 2012 and 2013... member of the EWL All-Academic Team.
2012-13: 2013 NCAA qualifier...went 21-9 on the season... had a 9-1 record in bonus point matches...finished second at the EWL Championships to earn an autobid to Nationals...one of only two Panthers to wrestle at the same weight class in all 15 dual matches, going 11-4... won the 165 pound title at the Knight Point Open to kick off his 2012-13 season.
2011-12: Earned the team's Top Freshman award after posting a 17-12 record...finished as the runner-up at 165 pounds in the EWL Tournament, coming up just one win short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships...helped the Panthers earn their second straight EWL Tournament title, picking up bonus points with a pin in the opening round and a technical fall in the semifinals...placed third at the Mat Town Invitational (Lock Haven) with a 3-1 decision over returning national qualifier Eren Civan (Columbia) in the consolation final....took eighth at the Las Vegas Cliff Keen Invitational with a 3-3 record...went 5-1 in EWL dual meets and 9-2 overall against EWL opponents...ranked as high as No. 29 in the WrestlingReport.com national poll....finished with one pin, two technical falls and five major decisions...earned EWL All-Academic honors.
2010-11: Redshirted the season...wrestled unattached at open tournaments where he posted a 13-9 record...won the "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Tournament with a 3-1 win in overtime over Jake Vetter (USMA) in the finals...placed second at the National Collegiate Open with a 3-1 record...went 3-2 and placed fourth at the Cleveland State Open...had an impressive six wins in one day on his way to a fifth-place finish at the Clarion Open...went 2-2 at the Nittany Lion Open.
High School: Finished his senior year with an outstanding 40-2 record...placed fifth in the PIAA state meet as a senior and finished seventh as a junior...named all-county and all-state as a senior...a three-sport athlete, excelled at football, tennis and wrestling...was an all-conference football player at defensive end...named class president during his senior year...member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born May 26, 1992...son of Jeff and Lisa Wilps...has two brothers, Matt (current teammate at Pitt) and Noah, and one sister, Claire...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.