EVANSTON, Ill. – The No. 13 Pitt wrestling team saw a pair of wrestlers, Matt Wilps and Zac Thomusseit, advance to the finals to pace the squad at the 50th Midlands Championships on Sunday at Welsh Ryan Arena. As a team, the Panthers finished in 10th place in the standings.
At 197 pounds, Wilps started his day with a convincing 7-0 decision over Taylor Meeks of Oregon State in semifinal action. In the finals, Wilps met up with Kent State's Dustin Kilgore and dropped a 4-2 decision for his first loss on the season.
In heavyweight action, Thomusseit made the finals where he dropped a tight 3-2 decision to Chad Hanke of Oregon State.
In addition to Wilps and Thomusseit finishing second, Anthony Zanetta also found the podium for Pitt placing eighth at 125 pounds.
The Panthers will return to the mats on Sunday, Jan. 13, when they welcome Bloomsburg, Eastern Michigan and Davidson to Fitzgerald Field House for the Pitt Duals beginning at 10 a.m.