PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh senior heavyweight Zac Thomusseit has been named EWL Wrestler of the Week for the third time on the season, the Conference announced Monday. Thomusseit earns the honor after an impressive day at Pitt Duals where he tallied three first period pins.
In his first match of the day, Thomusseit met 16th-ranked Justin Grant of Bloomsburg and was able to turn him to his back a mere 1:54 into the contest. In his second match, Thomusseit earned a fall over Eastern Michigan's Chris Eggert at the 2:31 mark to help secure win No. 300 for head coach Rande Stottlemyer. In the final match of the day, Thomusseit took down Jordan Ownbey mere seconds into the contest and was able to work him to his back to earn the fall at the 48 second mark.
With the three victories, Thomusseit improves his record to 18-1 on the season, including an impressive eight victories by fall and a flawless 9-0 mark in dual contests.
Thomusseit and the rest of the Panthers will return to the mats on Sunday, Jan. 20, when they travel to Stillwater, Okla. to face No. 2 Oklahoma State at 2 p.m.