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No. 15 Pitt Wrestling Hosts No. 3 Penn State




Feb. 6, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The 15th-ranked Pitt wrestling team (8-4) will welcome in-state rival No. 3 Penn State (9-1) to Fitzgerald Field House for a 7 p.m. dual on Friday, Feb. 8. The match, which is sold-out, will air live on Pitt Panthers TV (Comcast 188 and 210). The match will also air tape delayed on TCN Mid-Atlantic on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Panthers are coming off a 31-9 victory over West Virginia in which six wrestlers – Shelton Mack, Ronnie Garbinsky, Donnie Tasser, Max Thomusseit, Matt Wilps and Zac Thomusseit – earned bonus point victories.

Penn State is coming off a weekend split against a pair of top-10 opponents in Iowa and Illinois. Following a close 22-16 loss at Iowa on Friday night, the Nittany Lions shut out Illinois, 37-0, on Sunday. PSU’s roster features seven wrestlers ranked in the latest Amateur Wrestling News Poll, five of whom are ranked in the top-5 of their respective weight classes.

Pitt, whose roster features five wrestlers ranked by AWN, has a 12-52-3 all-time record against Penn State, including a 33-6 setback last season at Rec Hall.

Due to the sell-out, gates at Fitzgerald Field House will be opening at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to get the best seats for the matchup between in-state foes.

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Probable Starters

No. 15 Pitt

125 – Derrick Nelson or Godwin Nyama

133 – No. 12 Shelton Mack

141 – Travis Shaffer

149 – Ronnie Garbinsky

157 - Donnie Tasser

165 – No. 12 Tyler Wilps

174 – Nick Bonaccorsi or P.J. Tasser

184 – No. 14 Max Thomusseit

197 – No. 2 Matt Wilps

285 – No. 7 Zac Thomusseit or Mike Gregory

No. 3 Penn State

125 – No. 2 Nico Megaludis

133 – Jordan Conaway

141 – Bryan Pearsall

149 – No. 7 Andrew Alton or James English

157 – No. 5 Dylan Alton or James Vollrath

165 – No. 2 David Taylor

174 – No. 6 Matt Brown

184 – No. 1 Ed Ruth

197 – No. 3 Quentin Wright

285 – No. 17 Jon Gingrich or Jimmy Lawson

Results from Last Season’s Matches

No. 2 Penn State 33, No. 9 Pitt 6 (2/19/12)

125 - No. 7 Nico Megaludis (PSU) dec. No. 16 Anthony Zanetta (Pitt), 4-2 SV2

133 - No. 24 Shelton Mack (Pitt) dec. Frank Martelotti (PSU), 4-3

141 - No. 28 Bryan Pearsall (PSU) pins Travis Shaffer (Pitt), 6:57

149 - No. 1 Frank Molinaro (PSU) dec. No. 15 Tyler Nauman (Pitt), 5-2

157 - No. 5 Dylan Alton (PSU) dec. Donnie Tasser (Pitt), 5-3

165 - No. 1 David Taylor (PSU) maj. dec. Tyler Wilps (Pitt), 20-9

174 - Matt Brown (PSU) maj. dec. No. 20 Ethan Headlee (Pitt), 12-2

184 - No. 3 Quentin Wright (PSU) maj. dec. No. 32 Andy Vaughan (Pitt), 12-2

197 - No. 5 Matt Wilps (Pitt) dec. No. 16 Morgan McIntosh (PSU), 4-3

285 - No. 6 Cameron Wade (PSU) pins Joel Yahner (Pitt), 3:56

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