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North Carolina Tar Heels top Pitt wrestling, 20-16

Pitt's Taleb Rahmani defeated UNC's Joey Moon 8-4, but the Panthers lost the dual meet, 20-16. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 30, 2017

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 sophomore TeShan Campbell is ranked No. 13 in the country at 165 pounds. Theo Schwartz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 5, 2017

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

133-pounder Dom Forys was one of two Pitt wrestlers to win against No. 11 Lehigh Friday night.  Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 19, 2016

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

Estimated ranges of calories consumed in a day for Pitt student-athletes. Jordan Mondell | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

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

133-pounder Dom Forys was one of two Pitt wrestlers to win against No. 11 Lehigh Friday night.  Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

March 21, 2016

​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

Dom Forys will serve as a leader for Pitt wrestling 
Pitt News File Photo

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

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

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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