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Panthers tap out early at NCAA championships

Panthers tap out early at NCAA championships

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The NCAA Wrestling Championships took place this past weekend at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Pitt was represented by senior Dom Forys, redshirt sophomore Taleb Rahmani and redshirt seniors Nick Zanetta and Ryan Solomon. Forys and Rahmani provided the only highlights of the Panthers’ tournament...

Panther Spotlight: Giorgiona Zeremenko, Matt Pidich, Lydia Rosenthall, Dom Forys

Panther Spotlight: Giorgiona Zeremenko, Matt Pidich, Lydia Rosenthall, Dom Forys

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While the Pitt swimming and wrestling teams send their top individuals to compete at end-of-season tournaments, the baseball and softball squads are just beginning to get into the swing of things. Here are some of the Panthers’ top performers during the transition from winter to spring sports. Gio...

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017


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After 21 years in the steel city he’s called home, TeShan Campbell is moving out. Campbell announced his decision Monday to transfer to Ohio State University to spend the final two years of his college career wrestling for coach Tom Ryan and the Buckeyes. The standout sophomore started out wrest...

Pitt wrestlers reflect on mixed season, look to next year

Pitt wrestlers reflect on mixed season, look to next year

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 21, 2017


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Pitt wrapped up its season at the NCAA Division I Championships last weekend without an All-American wrestler for the second year in a row. After a season marred by senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato’s curious absences and dismissal, a midseason coaching change and now sophomore TeShan Campbell’s impe...

No Panther wrestlers left in title contention at NCAAs

No Panther wrestlers left in title contention at NCAAs

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a successful opening round at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, all four of Pitt’s competitors dropped out of contention for first-place titles by the end of the second session Thursday night. Junior 133-pounder Dom Forys, sophomore 165-pounder TeShan Campbell and redshirt junior heavyweight ...

Four Pitt wrestlers begin quests for NCAA titles

Four Pitt wrestlers begin quests for NCAA titles

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

It’s been nearly a decade since Keith Gavin took home the Pitt wrestling team’s most recent individual title at the 2008 NCAA Championships in St. Louis. The annual tournament returns to the Scottrade Center this year, where Gavin reached the pinnacle of the sport by capturing the 174-pound nat...

ICYMI: Spring Break

ICYMI: Spring Break

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall 2016 semester. Wise also led the Panthers in scoring and rebounding for the second year in a ...

Pitt wrestlers Forys, Rahmani and Campbell capture first ACC titles

Pitt wrestlers Forys, Rahmani and Campbell capture first ACC titles

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The No. 23 Pitt wrestling team appears to be peaking in the postseason, and the Panthers have three individual ACC titles to prove it. Junior 133-pounder Dom Forys (19-1) and sophomore 165-pounder TeShan Campbell (20-2) showed why they came into the tournament as No. 1 seeds, as each won a pair of ...

Think Twice: Pitt wrestling defeats Iowa State and UVA

Think Twice: Pitt wrestling defeats Iowa State and UVA

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News

February 13, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a tumultuous month in which the Pitt wrestling team underwent a midseason coaching change and dropped its first three conference matches, the Panthers hit their stride this weekend. No. 24 Pitt (10-5 overall, 1-3 ACC) went 2-0 over the weekend, defeating the Iowa State Cyclones at home Friday...

Panther wrestling pinned by Wolfpack, 23-15

Panther wrestling pinned by Wolfpack, 23-15

By Luke Cannon | For The Pitt News

February 5, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The No. 25 Pitt wrestling team received a boost from the return of its best wrestler Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to hold off a late comeback from the No. 8 North Carolina State Wolfpack. Pitt junior Dom Forys — the No. 8 133-pounder in the nation — returned against the Wolfpack after mi...

North Carolina Tar Heels top Pitt wrestling, 20-16

North Carolina Tar Heels top Pitt wrestling, 20-16

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The No. 24 Pitt wrestling team got one experienced starter back Saturday against North Carolina: senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato. But junior Dom Forys — the team’s top-ranked wrestler — missed his third straight match, and it was too much for the team to overcome. Pitt junior Brendan Price, F...

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After successful high school wrestling careers, Pittsburgh natives Dom Forys and TeShan Campbell are on the cusp of greatness at the next level. Both Forys and Campbell sit inside the top 15 of the latest InterMat NCAA rankings — Forys is ranked No. 7 at 133 pounds, while Campbell slides in at N...

Pitt wrestling suffers first loss in home opener vs. No. 11 Lehigh

Pitt wrestling suffers first loss in home opener vs. No. 11 Lehigh

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


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The No. 21 Pitt wrestling team opened its home slate on Friday night against the team’s toughest non-conference opponent of the season — the No. 11 Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Lehigh’s lineup — consisting of seven top-25 wrestlers — proved to be too much for the Panthers (3-1) as the Mountain Hawks...

Sports dietitians Rachel Baker and Auburn Weisensale keep Pitt fit

Sports dietitians Rachel Baker and Auburn Weisensale keep Pitt fit

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Rachel Baker sits in a corner of the cafeteria at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Pitt’s football practice facility on the South Side, for an hour-and-a-half each afternoon during football season. It’s not her break –– though she does use the time to eat lunch. Rather, she’s watching ov...

Pitt wrestling season ends, promising future awaits

Pitt wrestling season ends, promising future awaits

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

​Dom Forys nearly reached his goal of earning All-American status over the weekend, but the sophomore wrestler came up just one win short. While Forys still put together a strong showing at the NCAA Wrestling Championships Friday, his performance reflected the Pitt wrestling team’s up-and-down season...

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

Wrestling ready for opening slate this weekend

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Eight months after watching Tyler Wilps climb down from the podium at nationals following his devastating NCAA championship loss, the Pitt wrestling team is primed to start another season. The Panthers open action this Sunday at the Terrapin Duals in College Park at the University of Maryland, whe...

Early major decision helps Pitt wrestling to big win over Maryland

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 5, 2014


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Despite its No. 11 ranking, Pitt had lost its last two dual matches entering Friday night. Dom Forys knew the team needed a win to stop the skid.“It’s all about who wants it more and who is willing to work hard for it,” Forys said.The freshman started Pitt off with a 17-4 major victory at 125 po...

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