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ICYMI: Spring Break

The Pitt men's basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

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 top Duke to end regular season

Pitt's No. 18 285-pounder Ryan Solomon upset No. 3 Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper Saturday night with a 4-3 win. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2017

After a season filled with distractions and disappointments, the No. 24 Pitt wrestling team closed out its regular season on a three-match winning streak after defeating Duke Saturday night. The team endured a midseason coaching change, a wrestler falling out of his dorm room window and breaking se...

Think Twice: Pitt wrestling defeats Iowa State and UVA

Taleb Rahmani pinned Iowa's Colston DiBlasi on Friday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News

February 13, 2017

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

Dom Forys wrestles against Davidson on Jan. 14. He returned to action Friday with a 15-4 major decision win against NC State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Luke Cannon | For The Pitt News

February 6, 2017

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

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...

Without Peters, Racciato, Pitt wrestling sees mixed results

Pitt's LJ Bentley wrestles Davidson's Camden Bertucci on Jan. 14. Saturday, Bentley outlasted VMI's Dalton Henderson in a 2-1 decision. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

Without former coach Jason Peters and wrestler Mikey Racciato, the Pitt wrestling program attempted to recover, if only briefly, from a tumultuous week. The weekend started poorly for the No. 23 Panthers (8-3 overall, 0-1 ACC) as they took a beating Friday in Blacksburg, Virginia, losing to No. 5...

Relief of Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters came after incident in Evanston

Jason Peters was relieved of his duties as Pitt head wrestling coach Thursday morning and is no longer with the university. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

Without clear explanation, Pitt relieved Jason Peters of his position as Pitt’s head wrestling coach Thursday. Peters no longer works for the University. Assistant head coaches Matt Kocher and Drew Headlee will act as co-head coaches for the remainder of the 2017 season. Senior 149-pounder Mi...

Pitt wrestling seeks revival following a disappointing season

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By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

August 30, 2015

Pitt assistant wrestling coach Drew Headlee recognizes that last season was a major disappointment — especially by the team’s self-created standards. “Anyone not standing on that championship podium would say last season was a letdown,” Headlee said of the team’s 8-8 campaign in 2014. “They...

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