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Dec. 11, 2011

CLEVELAND – The No. 9 Pitt wrestling team won its 13th straight match in the Eastern Wrestling League with a 39-3 victory at Cleveland State on Sunday.

The Panthers (4-1) posted wins in nine of the 10 bouts against the Vikings, earning bonus points in eight of the wins.

Redshirt seniors Tyler Nauman and Ethan Headlee both recorded second period pins for Pitt. Nauman is third all-time at Pitt with 37 career falls, while Headlee is now all alone in seventh with 28 career pins.

Anthony Zanetta, Shelton Mack, Travis Shaffer, Donnie Tasser, Max Thomusseit and Matt Wilps all had major decisions for the Panthers, while Tyler Wilps just missed adding another with a 12-5 decision at 165.

Zanetta and Matt Wilps both remained unbeaten in dual meets this season at 5-0. Zanetta was fresh off a win over No. 15 Johnni Dijulius in the Ohio State match. Matt Wilps has beaten ranked opponents in four of his five dual meet victories.

As in all of their wins this season, Pitt was dominant in neutral. The Panthers finished with 29 takedowns in their nine individual victories, two of which didn’t go past the second period.

Pitt will have over two weeks off before it returns to action. The Panthers will next compete at the Lock Haven Invitational on Thursday, Dec. 29.


125 – No. 17 Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) maj. dec. Ben Willeford (CSU), 9-1

133 – No. 18 Shelton Mack (Pitt) maj. dec. Nick Flannery (CSU), 16-5

141 – Travis Shaffer (Pitt) maj. dec. Josh Palivoda (CSU) 10-0

149 – No. 12 Tyler Nauman (Pitt) FALL Mike Mencini (CSU), 4:33

157 – No. 32 Donnie Tasser (Pitt) maj. dec. Tanner Lemon (CSU), 14-0

165 – No. 33 Tyler Wilps (Pitt) dec. Corey Carlo (CSU), 12-5

174 – No. 18 Ethan Headlee (Pitt) FALL Aric Thurn (CSU), 2:15

184 – No. 28 Max Thomusseit (Pitt) maj. dec. Corbin Boone (CSU), 19-8

197 – No. 5 Matt Wilps (Pitt) maj. dec. Nick Anthony (CSU), 14-5

285 – Chris Weber (CSU) dec. Joel Yahner (Pitt), 3-1

No. 9 Pitt Wrestling Wins 13th-Straight EWL Match

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