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No. 18 Pitt Wrestling Opens Home Slate with No. 11 Virginia Tech




Nov. 29, 2012

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PITTSBURGH - The 18th-ranked Pitt wrestling team will open its 2012-13 home slate when it welcomes No. 11 Virginia Tech to Fitzgerald Field House for a 7 p.m. dual on Friday, Nov. 30. The match will be streamed live on Panther All-Access with Pete Blais and Greg Warnock serving as the broadcast team.

The Panthers are coming off a, 26-13, loss at No. 5 Ohio State on Nov. 18. In the match, Pitt won four of the final five bouts but it wasn't enough to overcome an early deficit. On the day, the Panthers picked up decisions from Tyler Wilps (165), Max Thomusseit (184) and Zac Thomusseit (285) and a major decision from Matt Wilps (197).      

The Hokies, who are coming off a 25-6 home victory over in-state rival Virginia, enter the dual with a 3-1 record with the lone loss coming against Ohio State. Virginia Tech's roster features five wrestlers who are ranked in the latest Amateur Werstling News poll. VT is coached by Kevin Dresser who is in his seventh season with the program.

Pitt, which also has a wrestler ranked at five weight classes by AWN, has a 9-0 all-time record against the Hokies with the last meeting coming in 2004, a 26-11 Panther win in Blacksburg.  

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Probable Starters

No. 18 Pitt

125 - Godwin Nyama or Derrick Nelson

133 - No. 7 Shelton Mack

141 - Travis Shaffer or Ty Lydic

149 - Donnie Tasser

157 - Troy Reaghard

165 - No. 11 Tyler Wilps

174 - Nick Bonaccorsi or P.J.  Tasser

184 - No. 14 Max Thomusseit

197 - No. 2 Matt Wilps

285 - No. 9 Zac Thomusseit  

No. 11 Virginia Tech  

125 - No. 7 Jarrod Garnett

133 - Erik Spjut

141 - No. 10 Zach Neibert

149 - No. 10 Nick Brascetta

157 - No. 8 Jesse Dong

165 - No. 4 Pete Yates

174 - Austin Gabel

184 - Nick Vetterlein

197 - Derrick Borlie

HWT - David Marone

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