Nov. 1, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The Pitt wrestling team hosted its annual Blue vs. Gold match this evening, inside the Fitzgerald Field House. The event featured 15 matches across eight weight classes with the Gold team coming out on top by a score of 24-10.
The Gold team jumped out to an early 21-0 lead behind pins from Jake Keller (141) and Mikey Racciato (149) and decisions from Shelton Mack (133), Ronnie Garbinsky (157) and Cody Wiercioch (165).
Blue got its first points when Max Thomusseit pinned his opponent at 2:39 of the first period. Thomusseit was followed by Ryan Solomon who also got bonus points for the Blue team when he earned a 13-0 major decision.
The evening ended with a heavyweight matchup won by P.J. Tasser of the Gold squad, 5-3.
The event started with seven preliminary bouts to determine the participants on the Blue and Gold rosters. Results from all matches can be found below. Matches were not wrestled at 125 and 174 pounds.
The Panthers will take to the mats for the first official time this Sunday, Nov. 3, when they head to Clarion, Pa., for the Knight Point Open.
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Gold 24, Blue 10
133: Shelton Mack (G) dec. Derrick Nelson (B), 3-2; Gold leads, 3-0
141: Jake Keller (G) pins Travis Shaffer (B), 5:54; Gold leads, 9-0
149: Mikey Racciato (G) pins Dom Pietropaolo (B), 2:18; Gold leads, 15-0
157: Ronnie Garbinsky (G) dec. Cole Sheptock (B), 5-4; Gold leads, 18-0
165: Cody Wiercioch (G) dec. Geno Morelli (B), 5-2; Gold leads, 21-0
184: Max Thomusseit (B) pins Aaron Rothwell (G), 2:39; Gold leads, 21-6
197: Ryan Solomon (B) m. dec. Alan Turcinhodzic (G), 13-0; Gold leads, 21-10
285: PJ Tasser (G) dec. Mike Gregory (B), 5-3; Gold wins, 24-10
149: Dom Pietropaolo dec. Andrew Kaluzny, 10-6
157: Ronnie Garbinsky m. dec. Matt Gotzon, 10-2
157: Cole Sheptock dec. Eric Nutter, 4-0
165: Cody Wiercioch dec. Troy Reaghard, 3-2
197: Allen Turcinhodzic dec. Matt Patrick, 9-6
285: P.J. Tasser m. dec. Luke Fleck, 10-1
285: Mike Gregory dec. Joel Yahner, 7-2