Micky PhillippiNo, the redshirt freshman isn't running for political office. However, the NCAA has granted Phillippi a sixth year of eligibility to wrestle for the Panthers. Or as Pittsburgh Tribune-Review sportswriter Bill Beckner, Jr., wrote Friday, "Get used to seeing Micky Phillippi in a Pitt wrestling singlet for four more years."
Phillippi started his collegiate mat career at University of Virginia in 2016, where he was 22-7 in open tournaments. This past season (2017-18), the 133-pounder sat out due to NCAA transfer rules, tallying a 12-3 record as an unattached wrestler in open tournaments.
Prior to college, Phillippi -- a native of Derry, Pa. -- was a three-time PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) champ at Derry Area High School.