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No. 13 Panthers Head to 50th Midlands Championships




Dec. 26, 2012

  • Midlands Notes
  • PITTSBURGH - The No. 13 Pitt wrestling team will send 12 wrestlers to the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. The event, which takes place on the campus of Northwestern University, will run Saturday, Dec. 29-Sunday, Dec. 30 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Brackets for the event will be released the morning of the 29th.

    Annually one of the most competitive in-season tournaments, this year's Midland's features more than 30 Division I teams, along with an assortment of national champions and finalists from Division II and III programs. Of the 32 Division I teams at this year's Midlands, 14 of them placed in the top-25 at the 2012 NCAA Championships. Additionally, 92 wrestlers who are ranked in the latest Amateur Wrestling News poll are scheduled to compete at the prestigious event.

    The Panthers last traveled to Midlands in 2010 where they finished fifth in the team standings. Many current Pitt wrestlers had success in the event including: Matt Wilps who wrestling unattached captured the 197-pound bracket, Zac Thomusseit who finished third at 197 pounds, Anthony Zanetta who finished sixth at 125 and Donnie Tasser who took eighth at 157 pounds.

    Tickets to all four sessions are available through the Northwestern ticket office by calling 1-888-GO-PURPLE.

    The finals of the 50th Midlands Championships will air live on Big Ten Network beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 30.   


     

     

    Panthers Scheduled to Compete at 50th Midlands Championships

    125: Derrick Nelson, Anthony Zanetta

    133: Shelton Mack

    141: Travis Shaffer

    149: Ronnie Garbinsky

    157: Troy Reaghard, Donnie Tasser

    165: Tyler Wilps

    174: Nick Bonaccorsi, P.J. Tasser

    197: Matt Wilps

    285: Zac Thomusseit

    Division I Teams Competing at 50th Midlands Championships:
    Binghamton
    Buffalo
    Central Michigan
    Clarion
    Columbia
    Eastern Michigan
    Edinboro
    Harvard
    Hofstra
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa State
    Kent State
    Lehigh
    Maryland
    Michigan
    Nebraska
    North Dakota State
    Northern Illinois
    Northern Iowa
    Northwestern
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma
    Oregon State
    Penn
    Pittsburgh
    Purdue
    Princeton
    Rider
    Stanford
    Virginia Tech
    Wisconsin

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