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March 22, 2013

Updated Brackets

Des  Moines, Iowa – Matt Wilps advanced to the semifinals and clinched All-America honors for the second-consecutive season to lead Pitt in Session III of the NCAA Championships.

Additionally, two members of the Panthers’ wrestling team, Max and Zac Thomusseit, are still competing in the consolation bracket, after the third session. Pitt will return to the mats at 7:00 p.m. ET this evening for Session IV at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wilps advanced to the semis and clinched All-America honors for the second time with an impressive 7-1 decision over Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State. Wilps started the match strong scoring a takedown less than a minute in to take an early 2-0 lead. Rosholt earned an escape to cut the score to 2-1 going into the second. In the second, Wilps began down and escaped a mere two seconds into the period to take a 3-1 lead heading to the final period. In the third, Wilps kept Rosholt down and was able to add three back points and a bonus point for over two minutes of riding time to take the 7-1 win. With the victory, Wilps became the 18th wrestler in Pitt history to garner multiple All-America honors. Wilps will wrestle for a spot in the finals later tonight.

Max and Zac Thomusseit both dropped hard fought matches to top seeds in the quarterfinals to drop to the consolation brackets. Max fell to Ed Ruth of Penn State, while Zac dropped a tiebreaker to Dom Bradley of Missouri. The Thomusseit brothers will wrestle tonight for the first All-America honors of their respective careers in the Round of 12.    

Nick Bonaccorsi picked up a 2-1 decision over Steven West of Columbia in his first match of the day but was unable to get past Illinois’ Jordan Blanton in his second match of the day ending his tournament. Bonaccorsi had an impressive freshman season capturing an EWL championship at 174 pounds and winning 19 matches, including a pair in his debut NCAA Championship.

Shelton Mack and Tyler Wilps both lost in their first matches of wrestlebacks to end their seasons. Mack finished the year with 18 wins, while Tyler Wilps ended his year with 21.

Complete results from Session III can be found below, as well as Session IV opponents for the Panthers and the broadcast schedule for the rest of the Championships.

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2013 NCAA Championship – Pitt Results

Shelton Mack (133 pounds)

First Round: Shelton Mack (P) dec. Jamie Franco (Hofstra), 3-2

Second Round: Logan Stieber (Ohio State) pins Shelton Mack (P), 2:39

Wrestlebacks: Nick Wilcox (Bloomsburg) dec. Shelton Mack (P), 6-1 (TB3)


Ronnie Garbinsky (149 pounds)

First Round: Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska) maj. dec. Ronnie Garbinsky (P), 16-3

Wrestlebacks: Brandon Richardson (Wyoming) pins Ronnie Garbinsky (P), 4:44


Donnie Tasser (157 pounds)

First Round: Dylan Alton (Penn State) dec. Donnie Tasser (P), 8-4

Wrestlebacks: Frank Hickman (Bloomsburg) dec. Donnie Tasser (P), 7-2


Tyler Wilps (165 Pounds)

First Round: Steven Monk (NDSU) dec. Tyler Wilps (P), 4-1

Wrestlebacks: Tyler Wilps (P) dec. Paul Hancock (Army), 10-4

Wrestlebacks: Bubby Graham (Oklahoma) dec. Tyler Wilps (P), 5-4


Nick Bonaccorsi (174 pounds)

First Round: Nick Bonaccorsi (P) dec. Billy Curling (Old Dominion), 2-1

Second Round: Matt Brown (Penn State) pins Nick Bonaccorsi (P), 1:30

Wrestlebacks: Nick Bonaccorsi (P) dec. Stephen West (Columbia), 2-1

Wrestlebacks: Jordan Blanton (Illinois) dec. Nick Bonaccorsi (P), 7-1


Max Thomusseit (184 Pounds)

First Round: Max Thomusseit (P) dec. Chris Chionuma (Oklahoma State), 4-1

Second Round: Max Thomusseit (P) dec. Josh Ihnen (Nebraska), 3-1

Quarterfinals: Ed Ruth (Penn State) m. dec. Max Thomusseit (P), 11-1

Round of 12: Max Thomusseit (P) vs. Mike Larson (Missouri)


Matt Wilps (197 Pounds)

First Round:  Matt Wilps (P) dec. Derrick Borlie (Virginia Tech), 4-1

Second Round: Matt Wilps (P) m. dec. Richard Perry (Bloomsburg), 9-1

Quarterfinals: Matt Wilps (P) dec. Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State), 7-1

Semifinals: Matt Wilps (P) vs. Quentin Wright (Penn State)


Zac Thomusseit (285 Pounds)

First Round: Zac Thomusseit (P) dec. Levi Cooper (Arizona State), 6-0

Second Round: Zac Thomusseit (P) dec. Mike McClure (Michigan State), 6-0

Quarterfinals: Dom Bradley (Missouri) dec. Zac Thomusseit (P), 2-1 (TB1)

Round of 12: Zac Thomusseit (P) vs. Jeremy Johnson (Ohio)


2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships Schedule:





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



7 p.m.

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


Sat, Mar 23

11 a.m.

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



8 p.m.

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



Pitt Wrestling NCAA Championship Update - Session III

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