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No. 17 Pitt Wrestling Closes Dual Season with Trip to No. 15 Edinboro




Feb. 21, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The No. 17 University of Pittsburgh wrestling team will wrap up its 2013 dual schedule when it heads to McComb Field House to face No. 15 Edinboro in a 7 p.m. bout.

Pitt (8-6, 3-1 EWL) enters the contest coming off a loss to Lehigh. Shelton Mack, Tyler Wilps, Matt WIlps and Zac Thomusseit picked up victories in the contest for the Panthers. On the season, The Panthers have been led by five wrestlers – Mack, Tyler Wilps, Max Thomusseit, Matt Wilps and Zac Thomusseit – who are ranked in the latest Amateur Wrestling News poll. 

Edinboro (9-5, 3-1 EWL) is coming off a 31-6 loss at No. 2 Iowa. The Fighting Scots have been paced by a pair of wrestlers – A.J. Schopp and Mitchell Port – who are ranked in the top-5 of their respective weight classes. EU leads the all-time series between the two programs, 16-9, however, the Panthers have taken the last three meetings, including a 26-10 victory last season in Pittsburgh. 

The contest between Edinboro and Pitt will also mark the Panthers’ final EWL dual match. Pitt, which has been in the league for the past 38 years, will be joining the ACC in all sports beginning this summer. The Panthers have a 114-117-6 overall dual record in EWL action and captured the EWL Dual Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012. 


 

 

Probable Starters

No. 17 Pitt

125 – Derrick Nelson

133 – No. 17 Shelton Mack

141 – Corey Busy or 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. 3 Matt Wilps

285 – No. 7 Zac Thomusseit

No. 15 Edinboro

125 – Kory Mines

133 – No. 3 A.J. Schopp

141 – No. 4 Mitchell Port

149 – No. 17 Dave Habat

157 – Michael DePalma or Casey Fuller

165 – Johnny Greisheimer

174 – Patrick Jennings

184 – Vince Pickett

197 – Warren Bosch

285 – No. 20 Ernest James

Results from Last Season’s Matches

No. 9 Pitt 26, No. 20 Edinboro 10 (2/17/12)

125 - No. 16 Anthony Zanetta (P) maj. dec. Kory Mines (E), 9-0

133 - No. 24 Shelton Mack (P) dec. No. 7 A.J. Schopp (E), 3-2

141 - No. 18 Mitchell Port (E) dec. Travis Shaffer (P), 4-2

157 - Donnie Tasser (P) dec. Casey Fuller (E), 6-0

165 - Tyler Wilps (P) dec. Jesse Swink (E), 14-4

197 - No. 1 Chris Honeycutt (E) dec. No. 5 Matt Wilps (P), 11-5

285 - No. 23 Ernest James (E) maj. dec. Joel Yahner (P), 10-1

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