Feb. 6, 2014
PITTSBURGH- The No. 6 Pitt wrestling team returns to action Friday, Feb. 7, for an ACC match up against the No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies at 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House. The winner of the dual will clinch a share of the ACC Regular Season Championship. The match will be streamed live on ESPN3.
The Panthers are coming off a 33-6 victory over long-time rival West Virginia in last weekend's Backyard Brawl where three pins from Pitt wrestlers Geno Morelli, Max Thomusseit, and Nick Bonaccorsi helped to lock up the win.
Virginia Tech is coming off wins over a pair of ACC foes in Duke and NC State to improve to 4-1 in conference action with its lone loss coming at Virginia. The Hokies' roster features four wrestlers ranked in the latest InterMat polls led by Zach Neibert and Nick Vetterlein who rank 17th at 149 and 184 pounds respectively.
In program history, the Panthers have matched up against the Hokies ten times, in which Pitt has come away with victories all ten matches. Last season's match at Fitzgerald Field House ended with a final score of 18-16 featuring three wins from current Pitt wrestlers.
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No. 6 Pitt (11-1, 4-0 ACC)
125- Anthony Zanetta
133- No. 20 Shelton Mack
141- No. 17 Edgar Bright
149- Mikey Racciato
157- Ronnie Garbinsky/Cole Sheptock/Eric Nutter
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
No. 16 Virginia Tech (15-2, 4-1 ACC)
125- No. 19 Joey Dance
133- Dennis Gustafson
141- Erik Spjut
149- No. 17 Zach Neibert
157- Sal Mastriani
165- Chris Moon
174- Pete Renda/John Dickson
184- No. 17 Nick Vetterlein
197- No. 20 Chris Penny
285- Ty Waltz
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