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Panthers Take Two of Three at Pitt Duals




Jan. 13, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team (6-3, 2-1 EWL) captured victories over Eastern Michigan and Davidson but dropped a conference tilt to No. 24 Bloomsburg this afternoon at Fitzgerald Field House at the Pitt Duals. With the victory over Eastern Michigan, head coach Rande Stottlemyer picked up his 300th career win.

For the day, the Panthers were led by a quartet of wrestlers – Ronnie Garbinsky, Max Thomusseit, Matt Wilps and Zac Thomusseit – who recorded 3-0 records. Zac Thommuseit paced the Pitt attack with three first period pins.  

Pitt started its day with a difficult loss to No. 24 Bloomsburg (10-2, 1-0 EWL). After having to forfeit the 125 pound bout due to a failed skin check, Pitt dropped its next two matches to fall behind 12-0 early.

Garbinsky got the Panthers on the board with a hard-fought 4-3 decision at 149-pounds over Josh Roosa. The redshirt freshman used a first period takedown and a pair of escapes to secure the first points of the day for Pitt.

After Pitt dropped the next two bouts, including a major at 157-pounds, it trailed 19-3 and needed a strong showing from the bottom half of its lineup to get back into the match. The upperweights delivered with decisions from Nick Bonaccorsi, Max Thomusseit and Matt Wilps and a first period pin from Zac Thomusseit but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers came up a point short, 19-18.


 

 

Pitt rebounded in their second match of the day against Eastern Michigan (4-9) with a 27-9 win. The Panthers picked up decisions from Shelton Mack, Garbinsky, Donnie Tasser, Tyler Wilps, Bonaccorsi, Max Thomusseit and Matt Wilps and another first period pin from Zac Thomusseit to clinch the 300th victory of Coach Stottlemyer’s career.

The Panthers closed out their day in impressive fashion with a dominant 39-6 victory over Davidson (5-4). After another forfeit at 125, Pitt didn’t lose another bout and picked up bonus point wins from six members of their lineup.

Pitt will return to the mats on Sunday, Jan. 20, when they travel to Stillwater, Okla. for a matchup with No. 2 Oklahoma State.

Match Results

No. 24  Bloomsburg 19, No. 12 Pitt 18

125: Sean Boylan (B) wins by forfeit; Bloomsburg leads, 6-0

133: No. 18 Nick Wilcox (B) dec. No. 15 Shelton Mack (P), 5-4 (SV2); Bloomsburg leads, 9-0

141: Matt Rappo (B) dec. Travis Shaffer (P), 6-0; Bloomsburg leads, 12-0

149: Ronnie Garbinsky (P) dec. Josh Roosa (B), 4-3; Bloomsburg leads, 12-3

157: No. 11 Frank Hickman (B) m. dec. Donnie Tasser (P), 15-6; Bloomsburg leads, 16-3

165: No. 19 Josh Veltre (B) dec. No. 11 Tyler Wilps (P), 5-2; Bloomsburg leads, 19-3

174: Nick Bonaccorsi (P) dec. Chris Smith (B), 5-4; Bloomsburg leads, 19-6

184: No. 14 Max Thomusseit (P) dec. Andre Petroski (B), 3-0; Bloomsburg leads, 19-9

197: No. 2 Matt Wilps (P) dec. No. 16 Richard Perry (B), 6-5 (OT); Bloomsburg leads, 19-12

285: No. 9 Zac Thomusseit (P) pins No. 16 Justin Grant (B), 1:54; Bloomsburg wins, 19-18

No. 12 Pitt 27, Eastern Michigan 9

125: Alexander Caldrino (E) wins by forfeit; Eastern Michigan leads, 6-0

133: No. 15 Shelton Mack (P) dec. Jake Byers (E), 4-0; Eastern Michigan leads, 6-3

141: Seth Schaner (E) dec. Travis Shaffer (P), 4-1; Eastern Michigan leads, 9-3

149: Ronnie Garbinsky (P) dec. Chris Rau (E), 6-2; Eastern Michigan leads, 9-6

157: Donnie Tasser (P) dec. Aaron Sulzer (E), 1-0; Match tied, 9-9

165: No. 11 Tyler Wilps (P) dec. Jacob Dorulla (E), 5-0; Pitt leads, 12-9

174: Nick Bonaccorsi (P) dec. Jacob Davis (E), 11-4; Pitt leads, 15-9

184: No. 14 Max Thomusseit (P) dec. Phillip Joseph (E), 6-4; Pitt leads, 18-9

197: No. 2 Matt Wilps (P) dec. Nick Whitenburg (E), 6-1; Pitt leads, 21-9

285: No. 9 Zac Thomusseit (P) pins Chris Eggert (E), 2:31; Pitt wins, 27-9

No. 12 Pitt 39, Davidson 6

125: Phil Elias (D) wins by forfeit; Davidson leads, 6-0

133: No. 15 Shelton Mack (P) dec.  Anthony Elias (D), 3-1 (OT); Davidson leads, 6-3

141: Travis Shaffer (P) t. fall Sejiro Littleton (D), 15-0 (2:12); Pitt leads, 8-6

149: Ronnie Garbinsky (P) dec. Kevin Birmingham (D), 13-8; Pitt leads, 11-6

157: Donnie Tasser (P) t. fall Nathaneiel Powers (D), 16-1 (4:22); Pitt leads, 16-6

165: No. 11 Tyler Wilps (P) m. dec. Chris Cirenza (D), 11-0; Pitt leads, 20-6

174: P.J. Tasser (P) dec. Ian Solcz (D), 9-2; Pitt leads, 23-6

184: No. 14 Max Thomusseit (P) t. fall Scott Patrick (D), 16-1 (6:00); Pitt leads, 28-6

197: No. 2 Matt Wilps (P) t. fall Carson Stack (D), 15-0 (3:36); Pitt leads, 33-6

285: No. 9 Zac Thomusseit (P) pins Jordan Ownbey, 0:48; Pitt wins, 39-6

Lock Haven 21, Eastern Michigan 14

125: Bobby Rehm (L) t. fall Alex Calandrino (E), 19-4 (7:00); Lock Haven leads, 5-0

133: Jake Byers (E) dec. Matt Bryer (L), 7-3; Lock Haven leads, 5-3

141: Dan Neff (L) maj. dec. Mike Shaw (E), 12-4; Lock Haven leads, 9-3

149: Billy Randt (L) dec. Justin Melick (E), 9-5; Lock Haven leads, 12-3

157: Aaron Sulzer (E) dec. Aaron Fry (L), 5-3; Lock Haven leads, 12-6

165: Aaron McKinney (L) dec. Jacob Dorulla (E), 2-1; Lock Haven leads, 15-6

174: Jacob Davis (E) dec. Tyler Wood (L), 4-0; Lock Haven leads, 15-9

184: Fred Garcia (L) dec. Phillip Joseph (E), 3-1; Lock Haven leads, 18-9

197: Nick Whitenburg (E) t. fall Phil Sprenkle (L), 18-2 (7:00); Lock Haven leads, 18-14

285: Harry Turner (L) dec. Khodor Hoballah (E), 2-1; Lock Haven wins, 21-14

Lock Haven 31, Davidson 6

125: Bobby Rehm (L) maj. dec. Phil Elias (D), 16-4; Lock Haven leads, 4-0

133: Anthony Elias (D) dec. Matt Bryer (L), 6-3; Lock Haven leads, 4-3

141: Dan Neff (L) T-fall Sejiro Littleton (D), 22-6; Lock Haven leads, 9-3

149: Billy Randt (L) dec. Kevin Birmingham (D), 6-3; Lock Haven leads, 12-3

157: Aaron Fry (L) maj. dec. Nathaniel Powers (D), 13-2; Lock Haven leads, 16-3

165: Aaron McKinney (L) dec. Chris Cirenza (D), 7-0; Lock Haven leads, 19-3

174: Ian Solcz (D) dec. Tyler Wood (L), 3-2; Lock Haven leads, 19-6

184: Fred Garcia (L) dec. Scott Patrick (D), 9-6; Lock Haven leads, 22-6

197: Phil Sprenkle (L) dec. Carson Stack (D), 6-0; Lock Haven leads, 25-6

285: Harry Turner (L) pins Jordan Ownbey (D), 2:29; Lock Haven wins, 31-6

No. 24 Bloomsburg 24, Eastern Michigan 9

125: Alexander Calandrino (E) dec. Sean Boylan (B), 3-2; Eastern Michigan leads, 3-0

133: Jake Byers (E) dec. Andy Lyman (B), 3-2; Eastern Michigan leads, 6-0

141: Matt Rappo (B) dec. Seth Schaner (E), 4-2; Eastern Michigan leads, 6-3

149: Josh Roosa (B) maj. dec. Justin Melick (E), 16-6; Bloomsburg leads, 7-6

157: No. 11 Frank Hickman (B) dec. Aaron Sulzer (E), 4-0; Bloomsburg leads, 10-6

165: No. 19 Josh Veltre (B) maj. dec. Jacob Dorulla (E), 12-3; Bloomsburg leads, 14-6

174: Chris Smith (B) dec. Jacob Davis (E), 6-3; Bloomsburg leads, 17-6

184: Phillip Joseph (E) dec. Sam Shirey (B), 4-1; Bloomsburg leads, 17-9

197: No. 16 Richard Perry (B) dec. Nick Whitenburg (E), 6-3; Bloomsburg leads, 20-9

285: No. 16 Justin Grant (B) maj. dec. Anthony Abro (E), 12-3; Bloomsburg wins, 24-9

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