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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

Comments

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M Smart (1) about a month ago
Look forward to watching Cole Mathews and his quest for a title. Best of luck.
ban basketball (1) about a month ago
Some good rasslers.