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    Ten Years of: Pittsburgh Wrestling (2013-22)

    2022 NCAA All-American Cole Matthews (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Pittsburgh!

    NCAA Qualifiers (59)

    2022


    #12 Micky Phillippi (133 lbs), #6 Cole Matthews (141 lbs), #20 Elijah Cleary (157 lbs), #10 Jake Wentzel (165 lbs), #28 Gregg Harvey (184 lbs), #5 Nino Bonaccorsi (197 lbs)


    2021

    #5 Micky Phillippi (133 lbs), #16 Cole Matthews (141 lbs), #3 Jake Wentzel (165 lbs), #30 Gregg Harvey (184 lbs), #6 Nino Bonaccorsi (197 lbs)


    2020

    #4 Micky Phillippi (133 lbs), #27 Cole Matthews (141 lbs), #23 Taleb Rahmani (157 lbs), #11 Jake Wentzel (165 lbs), #22 Gregg Harvey (184 lbs), #10 Nino Bonaccorsi (197 lbs), #7 Demetrius Thomas (285 lbs)


    2019

    #4 Micky Phillippi (133 lbs), #12 Taleb Rahman (157 lbs), #13 Nino Bonaccorsi (184 lbs), #23 Kellan Stout (197 lbs), #8 Demetrius Thomas (285 lbs)


    2018

    #11 Dom Forys (133 lbs), Nick Zanetta (141 lbs), Taleb Rahmani (157 lbs), Ryan Solomon (285 lbs)


    2017

    #6 Dom Forys (133 lbs), Taleb Rahmani (157 lbs), #10 TeShan Campbell (165 lbs), #15 Ryan Solomon (285 lbs)


    2016

    LJ Bentley (125 lbs), #11 Dom Forys (133 lbs), Cody Wiercioch (165 lbs), TeShan Campbell (174 lbs), Nick Bonaccorsi (197 lbs), Ryan Solomon (285 lbs)


    2015

    Dom Forys (125 lbs), #16 Mike Racciato (149 lbs), Troy Reaghard (165 lbs), #8 Tyler Wilps (174 lbs), #2 Max Thomusseit (184 lbs), Ryan Solomon (285 lbs)


    2014

    #15 Anthony Zanetta (125 lbs), Shelton Mack (133 lbs), #14 Edgar Bright (141 lbs), Mike Racciato (149 lbs), #7 Tyler Wilps (174 lbs), #4 Max Thomusseit (184 lbs), Nick Bonaccorsi (197 lbs), PJ Tasser (285 lbs)


    2013

    Shelton Mack (133 lbs), Ronnie Garbinsky (149 lbs), Donnie Tasser (157 lbs), Tyler Wilps (165 lbs), Nick Bonaccorsi (174 lbs), Max Thomusseit (184 lbs), #3 Matt Wilps (197 lbs), #9 Zac Thomusseit (285 lbs)


    NCAA Champions

    None


    NCAA All-Americans

    2022: Cole Matthews (141 - 5th)

    2021: Jake Wentzel (165 - 2nd), Nino Bonaccorsi (197 - 2nd)

    2015: Tyler Wilps (174 - 2nd)

    2014: Tyler Wilps (174 - 7th)

    2013: Matt Wilps (197 - 3rd), Zac Thomusseit (285 - 5th)


    NWCA All-Americans

    Micky Phillippi (133 - First Team)

    Jake Wentzel (165 - Second Team)

    Nino Bonaccorsi (197 - Second Team)

    Demetrius Thomas (285 - First Team)


    NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

    Micky Phillippi (2019, 2021, 2022 - 133)

    Jake Wentzel (2022 - 165)

    Nino Bonaccorsi (2019, 2022 - 184/197)

    Taleb Rahmani (2019 - 157)

    Ryan Solomon (2017 - 285)

    Dom Forys (2016 - 133)

    Max Thomusseit (2013, 2014, 2015 - 184)

    Anthony Zanetta (2014 - 125)

    Nick Bonaccorsi (2014 - 197)


    Conference Champions

    ACC


    2022: Cole Matthews (141), Jake Wentzel (165), Nino Bonaccorsi (197)

    2021: Jake Wentzel (165), Nino Bonaccorsi (197)

    2020: Micky Phillippi (133), Jake Wentzel (165), Demetrius Thomas (285)

    2019: Micky Phillippi (133), Demetrius Thomas (285)

    2017: Dom Forys (133), Taleb Rahman (157), TeShan Campbell (165)

    2015: Mikey Racciato (149), Tyler Wilps (174), Max Thomusseit (184)

    2014: Tyler Wilps (174)

    EWL

    2013: Nick Bonaccorsi (174), Max Thomusseit (184), Matt Wilps (197), Zac Thomusseit (285)


    Dual Record:

    2021-22: 8-6

    2021: 3-4

    2019-20: 10-4

    2018-19: 13-3

    2017-18: 4-11

    2016-17: 11-5

    2015-16: 10-7

    2014-15: 8-8

    2013-14: 13-3

    2012-13: 9-6


    Conference Tournament Placement

    ACC


    2021-22: 3rd

    2021: 5th

    2019-20: 2nd

    2018-19: 4th

    2017-18: 6th

    2016-17: 3rd

    2015-16: 6th

    2014-15: 2nd

    2013-14: 2nd


    EWL

    2012-13: 1st


    NCAA Tournament Team Placement

    2021-22: 24th (20.5 points)

    2021: 11th (40.5 points)

    2019-20: No Tournament

    2018-19: 34th-tie (9.5 points)

    2017-18: 31st-tie (10.5 points)

    2016-17: 32nd-tie (9.5 points)

    2015-16: 39th-tie (7.5 points)

    2014-15: 21st (23 points)

    2013-14: 20th (22 points)

    2012-13:15th-tie (34 points)


    Head Coaching History

    Keith Gavin (2017 - Present)

    Jason Peters (2013- 2017)


    Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

    125 - Dom Forys: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#6 and #11 x2 seeds), 2016 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher, 2017 ACC Champion

    133 - Micky Phillippi: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#4 x2, #5 and #12 seeds), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, Three-time NCAA Round of 12 finisher, 2x ACC Champion

    141 - Cole Matthews: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#6 and #16 seeds), 2022 NCAA All-American (5th), 2022 ACC Champion

    149 - Mikey Racciato: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#16 seed), 2015 ACC Champion

    157 - Taleb Rahmani: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#12 and #20 seeds), 2019 NCAA Round of 12 finisher

    165 - Jake Wentzel: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#3, #10, and #11 seeds), 2021 NCAA All-American (2nd), 3x ACC Champion

    174 - Tyler Wilps: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#7 and #8 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (2nd, 7th), 2x ACC Champion

    184 - Nino Bonaccorsi: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#5, #6, #10, and #13 seeds), 2021 NCAA All-American (2nd), 2x NCAA Round of 12 finisher, 2x ACC Champion

    197 - Matt Wilps: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#3 seed x2), 2x NCAA All-American (3rd, 4th), 3x EWL Champion

    285 - Zac Thomusseit: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#7 and #9 seed), 2013 NCAA All-American (5th), 2x EWL Champion


    Recruiting

    Number of Big Boarder's per Year


    2022: #27 Mac Stout (PA), #40 Dayton Pitzner (PA), #97 Jared Kesler (PA), #137 Codie Cuerbo (PA), #150 Briar Priest (PA), #231 Kelin Laffery (PA)


    2021: #35 Luca Augustine (PA), #75 Brock McMillen (PA), #130 Ethan Finch (PA), #244 Cole Hivnor

    2020: #53 Mick Burnett (OH), #109 Colby Whitehill (PA), #114 Tyler Badgett (CA), #131 Luke Montgomery (PA)

    2019: #79 Austin Cooley (MA), #95 Jared McGill (PA)

    2018: #43 Cole Matthews (PA)

    2017: #30 Nino Bonaccorsi (PA)

    2016: #41 Jake Wentzel (PA), #57 Christian Dietrich (NY), #65 Austin Bell (PA)

    2015: #96 TeShan Campbell (PA), #117 Eli Seipel (OH), #146 Robert Lee (WI)

    2014: #105 Jake Gromacki (PA), #145 Dom Forys (PA)

    2013: 11 Cody Weircioch (PA), #22 Mikey Raccatio (PA) #24 Ryan Solomon (PA), #26 Edgar Bright, #187 Aaron Rothwell (PA)

    For past teams:

    Air Force

    American

    Appalachian State

    Arizona State

    Army West Point

    Binghamton

    Bloomsburg

    Brown

    Bucknell

    Buffalo

    Cal Poly

    Campbell

    Central Michigan

    Chattanooga

    Clarion

    Cleveland State

    Columbia

    Cornell

    CSU Bakersfield

    Davidson

    Drexel

    Duke

    Edinboro

    Franklin & Marshall

    Gardner-Webb

    George Mason

    Harvard

    Hofstra

    Illinois

    Indiana

    Iowa

    Iowa State

    Kent State

    Lehigh

    Lock Haven

    Maryland

    Michigan

    Michigan State

    Minnesota

    Missouri

    Navy

    NC State

    Nebraska

    North Carolina

    North Dakota State

    Northern Colorado

    Northern Illinois

    Northern Iowa

    Northwestern

    Ohio

    Ohio State

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma State

    Oregon State

    Penn

    Penn State

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