PITTSBURGH- The No. 7 Pitt wrestling team travels to West Virginia University on Saturday, Feb. 1, for a 7 p.m. match against its long-time rivals the Mountaineers.
The Panthers are coming off a win over No. 13 University of Virginia, winning the final four bouts of the day and using a pin from Mikey Racciato to sail past the Cavaliers, 25-9.
Following the win, Tyler Wilps was honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference as ACC Wrestler of the Week for his 12-4 major decision over No. 12 Stephen Doty which helped swing the match in Pitt’s favor.
The Panthers roster features five wrestlers ranked in the latest InterMat polls led by top-10 grapplers Max Thomusseit (#6, 184 pounds) and Wilps (#7, 174 pounds).
West Virginia hosts Pitt after falling to Oklahoma State University, 30-6. On the season, the Mountaineers are 9-3 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12. Colin Johnston (141 pounds) leads the team with a season record of 22-5, and is currently No. 17 the Amateur Wrestling News.
Pitt and WVU are meeting for the 69th with the all-time series between the two rivals dead locked at 33-33-2. Last year, the Panthers faced off against the Mountaineers coming away with a 31-9 victory at Fitzgerald Field House that featured three wins from current Pitt wrestlers.
No. 7 Pitt (10-1)
125- Anthony Zanetta
133- Shelton Mack
141- No. 16 Edgar Bright
149- Mikey Racciato
157- Eric Nutter/Cole Sheptock
165- Geno Morelli
174- No. 7 Tyler Wilps
184- No. 6 Max Thomusseit
197- No. 18 Nick Bonaccorsi
285- No. 20 P.J. Tasser/Mike Gregory
West Virginia (9-3)
125- Cory Stainbrook
133- Nathan Pennesi
141- Colin Johnston
149- Mike Morales
157- Brutus Scheffel
165- Ross Renzi
174- Bubba Scheffel
184- Mac Mancuso
197- Leo Trindade
285- A.J. Vizarrondo
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