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Panthers Finish 4-0 at Pitt Duals




Jan. 7, 2012

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team finished a perfect 4-0 at the Pitt Duals on Saturday. The Panthers, who hosted the event at the Fitzgerald Field House, improved to 8-1 on the season with wins over Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Princeton and VMI.

Anthony Zanetta (125 pounds) and Matt Wilps (197) each posted 4-0 records on the day to keep their perfect dual season intact at 9-0.

Zanetta - ranked No. 15 by WrestlingReport.com - registered a pair of decisions over ranked opponents, beating No. 18 Jared Germaine (Eastern Michigan) 9-5 and No. 22 Garrett Frey (Princeton) 7-5. He controlled Germaine the entire match on his way to a victory, but had to turn in a superb comeback effort in the win over Frey.

Wilps faced little resistance during an unbeaten day, registering a fall, a 9-1 major decision, a 4-0 shutout and a win by forfeit. The redshirt junior is ranked fifth in the nation and has just three losses on the season, all to two wrestlers ranked in the top-five.

No. 21 Shelton Mack and No. 29 Tyler Wilps each finished 3-0 and both had a win over a ranked opponent. Mack posted a decision over No. 27 Kyle Gilchrist (Columbia) while Wilps had a decision over No. 33 Eren Civan (Columbia). It was Wilps’s second win in the last week over Civan, who is a two-time national qualifier.

No. 18 Ethan Headlee also had a win over a ranked wrestler with a decision over Columbia’s No. 29 Stephen West. He was 2-1 on the day.

In all, Pitt had 12 different wrestlers record victories in the four matches. The Panthers were 27-13 in individual bouts. Tyler Nauman and Travis Shaffer had two wins apiece while Josh Pascazi, Joel Yahner, Victor Konno and Troy Reaghard all notched their first dual win of the season.


 

 

Pitt entered Saturday’s event with a perfect 11-0 record against their four opponents and upped that mark to 15-0 with the four wins. The Panthers are now 6-0 against Eastern Michigan, 4-0 over Princeton, 3-0 versus VMI and 2-0 in matches with Columbia.

At 8-1-0 the Panthers are off to their best start to a season since also going 8-1-0 during the 1986-87 season. Coach Rande Stottlemyer’s squad has started 7-1-1 through nine matches twice since then.

Pitt will return to action on Friday, Jan. 13 when it hosts Lock Haven at the Fitzgerald Field House. The Panthers have won 13 straight matches in the EWL.

 

 

2012 Pitt Duals

No. 10 Pitt 25, Columbia 12

125 - Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) maj. dec. Robert Dyar (Columbia), 12-1

133 - Shelton Mack (Pitt) dec. Kyle Gilchrist (Columbia), 6-4

141 - Travis Shaffer (Pitt) dec. Elijah Sullivan (Columbia), 13-7

149 - Steve Santos (Columbia) dec. Josh Pascazi (Pitt), 8-2

157 - Jake O'Hara (Columbia) dec. Donnie Tasser (Pitt), 10-4

165 - Tyler Wilps (Pitt) dec. Eren Civan (Columbia), 4-3

174 - Ethan Headlee (Pitt) dec. Stephen West (Columbia), 2-0

184 - Andy Vaughan (Pitt) dec. Nick Mills (Columbia), 3-0

197 - Matt Wilps (Pitt) FALL Matt Idelson (Columbia)

285 - Kevin Lester (Columbia) FALL Joel Yahner (Pitt)

 

No. 10 Pitt 22, Eastern Michigan 15

125 - Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) dec. Jared Germaine (EMU), 9-5

133 - Shelton Mack (Pitt) maj. dec. Andrew Novak (EMU), 14-4

141 - Corey Phillips (EMU) maj. dec. Travis Shaffer (Pitt), 13-5

149 - Tyler Nauman (Pitt) maj. dec. Jaylyn Bohl (EMU), 10-0

157 - Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Donnie Tasser (Pitt), 3-2

165 - Tyler Wilps (Pitt) maj. dec. Lester France (EMU), 18-9

174 - Ethan Headlee (Pitt) maj. dec. Aaron Risch (EMU), 12-0

184 - Kohodor Hoballah (EMU) maj. dec. Karl DeCiantis (Pitt), 11-1

197 - Matt Wilps (Pitt) dec. Nick Whitenburgh (EMU), 4-0

285 - Wes Schroeder (EMU) maj. dec. Joel Yahner (Pitt), 11-0

 

No. 10 Pitt 23, Princeton 13

125 - Anthony Zanetta dec. Garrett Frey (Princeton), 7-5

133 - Chris Perez (Princeton) dec. Erik Galloway (Pitt), 5-2

141 - Adam Krop (Princeton) dec. Travis Shaffer (Pitt), 5-0

149 - Tyler Nauman (Pitt) FALL Zach Bintliff (Princeton)

157 - Daniel Kolodzik (Princeton) dec. Donnie Tasser (Pitt), 10-3

165 - Tyler Wilps (Pitt) maj. dec. Rich Eva (Princeton), 12-3

174 - Andy Lowy (Princeton) maj. dec. Ethan Headlee (Pitt), 13-1

184 - Andy Vaughan (Pitt) dec. Dan Santoro (Princeton), 9-2

197 - Matt Wilps (Pitt) maj. dec. Kurt Brendel (Princeton), 9-1

285 - Joel Yahner (Pitt) dec. Bobby Grogan (Princeton), 2-0

 

No. 10 Pitt 37, VMI 7

125 - Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) wins by forfeit

133 - Shelton Mack (Pitt) wins by forfeit

141 - Travis Shaffer (Pitt) FALL Zeb Stewart (VMI)

149 - Josh Pascazi (Pitt) dec. Luke Todd (VMI), 11-1

157 - Victor Konno (Pitt) dec. Mike Burnett (VMI), 6-2

165 - Troy Reaghard (Pitt) maj. dec. Jonathan Jones (VMI), 12-3

174 - Matt Brock (VMI) dec. P.J. Tasser (Pitt), 4-1

184 - Andy Vaughan (Pitt) dec. John Dommert (VMI), 7-2

197 - Matt Wilps (Pitt) wins by fofeit

285 - Andrew Embree (VMI) maj. dec. Joel Yahner (Pitt), 8-0

 

Princeton 48, Davidson 0

125 - Garret Frey (Princeton) dec. Matt Zarth (Davidson), 6-2

133 - Chris Perez (Princeton) dec. Anthony Elias (Davidson), 6-2

141 - Adam Krop (Princeton) FALL Kevin Birmingham (Davidson), 1:27

149 - Zach Bintliff (Princeton) maj. dec. Scott Ray (Davidson), 11-3

157 - Daniel Kolodzik (Princeton) tech. fall CT Talevi (Davidson), 20-3

165 - Rich Eva (Princeton) dec. Tyler Mullen (Davidson), 9-4

174 - Andy Lowy (Princeton) FALL Ian Solcz (Davidson), 5:43

184 - Dan Santoro (Princeton) FALL, Ike Crews (Davidson), 5:35

197 - Kurt Brendel (Princeton) FALL Ed Isola (Davidson), 2:55)

285 - Bobby Grogan (Princeton) wins by forfeit

 

Princeton 26, VMI 10

125 - Garrett Frey (Princeton) wins by forfeit

133 - Chris Perez (Princeton) dec. Ryan Goodsell (VMI), 6-2

141 - Adam Krop (Princeton) maj. dec. Zeb Stewart (VMI), 10-2

149 - Zach Bintliff (Princeton) dec. David Yost (VMI), 9-5

157 - Daniel Kolodzik (Princeton) maj. dec. Mike Burnett (VMI), 10-2

165 - Rich Eva (Princeton) dec. Carry Joseph (VMI), 4-3

174 - Matt Brock (VMI) dec. Ryan Callahan (Princeton), 2-0

184 - Conor Black (VMI) dec. Dan Santoro (Princeton), 6-2

197 - Kurt Brendel (Princeton) dec. John Dommert (VMI), 5-4

285 - Andrew Embree (VMI) maj. dec. Bobby Grogan (Princeton), 8-0

 

Columbia 46, VMI 3

125 -Robert Dyar (Columbia) wins by forfeit

133 - Kyle Gilchrist (Columbia) maj. dec. Ryan Goodsell (VMI), 10-2

141 - Matt Bystol (Columbia) dec. Zeb Stewart (VMI), 6-3

149 - Steve Santos (Columbia) FALL David Yost (VMI), 1:34

157 - Shane Strumwasser (Columbia) dec. Mike Burnett (VMI), 3-1

165 - Eren Civan (Columbia) FALL Carry Joseph (VMI), 1:20

174 - Matt Brock (VMI) dec. Adam Fondale (Columbia), 6-1

184 - Shane Hughes (Columbia) inj. def. Conor Black (VMI)

197 - Matt Idelson (Columbia) FALL John Dommert (VMI), 3:32

285 - Wyatt Baker (Columbia) FALL Andrew Embree (VMI), 4:26

 

Columbia 49, Davidson 0

125 - Robert Dyar (Columbia) dec. Matt Zarth (Davidson), 1-0

133 - Kyle Gilchrist (Columbia) maj. dec. Anthony Elias (Davidson), 10-2

141 - Matt Bystol (Columbia) dec. Kevin Birmingham (Davidson), 18-12

149 - Steve Santos (Columbia) FALL Scott Ray (Davidson), 3:34

157 - Jake O'Hara (Columbia) tech. fall CT Talevi (Davidson), 19-4

165 - Eren Civan (Columbia) maj. dec. Tyler Mullen (Davidson), 16-6

174 - Stephen West (Columbia) FALL Ian Solcz (Davidson), 2:46

184 - Shane Hughes (Columbia) FALL Ike Crews (Davidson), 1:55

197 - Matt Idelson (Columbia) FALL Ed Isola (Davidson), 3:47

285 - Kevin Lester (Columbia) wins by forfeit

 

Eastern Michigan 41, Davidson 3

125 - Jared Germaine (EMU) dec. Matt Zarth (Davidson), 8-2

133 - Andrew Novak (EMU) dec. Anthony Elias (Davidson), 10-7

141 - Corey Phillips (EMU) tech. fall Kevin Birmingham (Davidson), 17-1

149 - Jaylyn Bohl (EMU) FALL Scott Ray (Davidson), 2:09

157 - Aaron Sulzer (EMU) maj. dec. CT Talevi (Davidson), 12-3

165 - Tyler Mullen (Davidson) dec. Aaron Risch (EMU), 6-3

174 - Lester France (EMU) dec. Ian Solcz (Davidson), 5-3

184 - Mike Curby (EMU) FALL Ike Crews (Davidson), 1:39

197 - Nick Whitenburg (EMU) tech. fall Ed Isola (Davidson), 18-2

285 - Wes Schroeder (EMU) wins by forfeit

 

Eastern Michigan 25, VMI 10

125 - Jared Germaine (EMU) wins by forfeit

133 - Jake Byers (EMU) dec. Ryan Goodsell (VMI), 9-2

141 - Zeb Stewart maj. dec. Seth Schaner (EMU), 9-0

149 - Jaylyn Boh; (EMU) dec. David Yost (VMI), 8-1

157 - Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Mike Burnett (VMI), 6-2

165 - Lester France (EMU) maj. dec. Carry Joseph (VMI) 15-2

174 - Matt Brock (VMI) dec. Phillip Joseph (EMU), 4-0

184 - Conor Black (VMI) dec. Mike Curby (EMU), 12-10

197 - Nick Whitenburg (EMU) dec. John Dommert (VMI), 5-0

285 - Wes Schroeder (EMU) dec. Andrew Embree (VMI), 3-1

 

Columbia 30, Eastern Michigan 12

125 - Jared Germaine (EMU) FALL Robert Dyar (Columbia), 5:17

133 - Kyle Gilchrist (Columbia) maj. dec. Andrew Novak (EMU), 13-3

141 - Corey Phillips (EMU) dec. Elijah Sullivan (Columbia), 6-3

149 - Steve Santos (Columbia) tech. fall Jaylyn Bohl (EMU), 19-4

157 - Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Jake O'Hara (Columbia), 3-1

165 - Eren Civan (Columbia) FALL Lester France (EMU), :55

174 - Stephen West (Columbia) dec. Phillip Joseph (EMU), 10-6

184 - Shane Hughes (Columbia) dec. Khodor Hoballah (EMU), 7-2

197 - Nick Mills (Columbia) FALL Nick Whitenburg (EMU), 3:33

285 - Kevin Lester (Columbia) dec. Wes Schroeder (EMU), 8-4