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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Arizona State wrestler Josh Nummer looks displeased as Pitt wrestler Gregg Harvey wins the match at the Fitzgerald Field House on Jan. 14, 2021.

Panther wrestling falls short at national championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
Pitt wrestling faced a disappointing end to its 2021-22 season at the NCAA National Championship in Detroit this weekend. The Panthers finished 24th nationally, a regression from last year’s performance.
Pitt’s Felix Wolter jumps over hurdles in the ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech on Feb. 26.

Wolter finishes 12th of 16 competitors in NCAA heptathlon championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Felix Wolter was the lone Panther in attendance at NCAA Championships last weekend, and he finished 12th in the men’s heptathlon. Texas’ men and Florida's women won the overall championships.
A Pitt gymnast lands in the Fitzgerald Field House.

First-years Copperwheat, Washington look to usher in new era of Pitt gymnastics

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
First-year gymnasts Hallie Copperwheat and Sidney Washington have made their mark in their first season with the Panthers. Copperwheat and Washington said they both hope to take Pitt gymnastics to the next level in their time with the team.
Pitt graduate student Felix Wolter jumps over a hurdle at a track & field meet.

‘Relentless’: Felix Wolter pushes toward goal of competing in 2024 Olympic Games

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2022
Pitt track and field’s Felix Wolter is relentless at everything. From academics to athletics, he is pursuing excellence and hopes that his hard work eventually pays off with a trip to the 2024 Olympics.
Pitt lacrosse players huddle up during a playday against the Duquesne Dukes at Highmark Stadium on Sept. 26.

Pitt women’s lacrosse makes last preparations for first game

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer February 8, 2022
Energy was high among the players and coaches, despite the cold temperatures. Boissonneault said it’s been a challenging journey getting to this point, but after 2 1/2 years of waiting, they’re just ready to play and find out what level they can compete at.
Senior diver Amy Read, originally from Leeds, England, prepares to dive. Read broke Pitt’s record in women’s platform diving last year.

Swimming and diving international athletes embrace challenges of competing in America

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
Swimming and diving head coach John Hargis and the rest of his coaching staff haven’t hesitated to pursue international talent. Between the men’s and women’s teams, the rosters combine to have 13 international athletes from nine different countries — a significantly higher number than some other top programs across the country.
Pitt wrestler James Lledo prepares to face Arizona State wrestler Zane Coleman.

Photos: Wrestling vs. Arizona State

By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer January 16, 2022

Pitt wrestling took down No. 6 Arizona State, 24-19, on Friday night at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Pitt junior wrestler Jake Slinger faces off against a Duke University wrestler at the Fitzgerald Field House on Jan. 16, 2021.

Preview | Pitt gears up to take on No. 6 Sun Devils

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 14, 2022
After an up and down 4-3 start to the season, the Pitt wrestling team will face off against the No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1, 0-0 PAC-12) on Friday night at the Fitzgerald Field House.
Emily Boissonneault is Pitt’s first-ever head lacrosse coach.

‘Didn’t hesitate’: Boissonneault embraces challenge of building Pitt lacrosse program

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022
Emily Boissonneault held a steady, stable assistant coaching position with the James Madison lacrosse program for four years — a team that regularly competes in the National Championship. But when Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke called to offer Boissonneault the job as the Panthers’ first-ever lacrosse coach, she didn’t think twice.
Pitt softball alumni Brittany Knight pitches. Pitt softball looks to improve after finishing 11th in the ACC in 2021.

Young Pitt softball striving to make 2022 postseason

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
After playing back-to-back truncated seasons, Pitt softball is making its final preparations for 2022, in the hopes that a full season is in its sights.
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