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Pitt Heads to Des Moines for NCAA Championships




March 19, 2013

2013 NCAA Wrestling Brackets | Pitt Wrestling - NCAA Notes

PITTSBURGH – Eight members of the University of Pittsburgh wrestling team will begin their quest for National Championships and All-America honors on Thursday, March 21, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Shelton Mack (133), Ronnie Garbinsky (149), Donnie Tasser (157), Tyler Wilps (165), Nick Bonaccorsi (174), Max Thomusseit (184), Matt Wilps (197) and Zac Thomusseit (285) will represent the Pitt contingent at the Championships. The eight competitors ties the most the Panthers have sent under head coach Rande Stottlemyer, Pitt also sent eight wrestlers to Nationals in 2011.

Garbinsky, Tyler Wilps and Bonaccorsi will be making their first trips to NCAAs. Mack, Tasser and Max Thomusseit will be representing the Panthers for the second time, while Matt Wilps and Zac Thomusseit are making their third trip.


 

 

Over its storied history, Pitt has crowned 16 National Champions and produced 72 All-Americans, including Coach Stottlemyer, assistant coach Matt Kocher and 197-pounder Matt Wilps who was an All-American last season

ESPN will air all six sessions of the National Championships over its family of networks. A complete schedule can be found below. For more information on the ESPN broadcasts click here.

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First Round Matches

133: Shelton Mack (P) vs. Jamie Franco (Hofstra)

149: Ronnie Garbinsky (P) vs. Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska)

157: Donnie Tasser (P) vs. Jake O’Hara (Columbia) or Dylan Alton (Penn State)

165: Tyler Wilps (P) vs. Taylor Massa (Michigan)

174: Nick Bonaccorsi (P) vs. Billy Curling (Old Dominion)

184: Max Thomusseit (P) vs. Chris Chionuma (Oklahoma State)

197: Matt Wilps (P) vs. Derrick Borlie (Virginia Tech)

285: Zac Thomusseit (P) vs. Levi Cooper (Arizona State) 

2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships Schedule:

Date

Time

Match

Network

Thu, Mar 21

Noon

NCAA Wrestling Championships First Round
(Session 1:
Mat 1, Mat 2, Mat 3, Mat 4)

Shawn Kenney & Jim Gibbons

ESPN3

 

7:30 p.m.

NCAA Wrestling Championships Second Round
(Session 2:
Mat 1, Mat 2, Mat 3, Mat 4)

Shawn Kenney & Jim Gibbons

ESPN3

Fri, Mar 22

11 a.m.

NCAA Wrestling Championships Quarterfinals
(Session 3:
Mat 1, Mat 2, Mat 3, Mat 4)

Adam Amin, Tim Johnson, Anthony Robles &  Quint Kessenich

ESPNU/ ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

NCAA Wrestling Championships Semifinals (Session 4)
Adam Amin, Tim Johnson, Anthony Robles & Quint Kessenich

ESPNU

Sat, Mar 23

11 a.m.

NCAA Wrestling Championships Medal Round
Shawn Kenney, Tim Johnson & Anthony Robles

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

NCAA Wrestling Championships Finals
Adam Amin, Tim Johnson, Anthony Robles &  Quint Kessenich

ESPN

 

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