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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...

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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...

Wrestler Ryan Solomon named ACC Wrestler of the Week

Wrestler Ryan Solomon named ACC Wrestler of the Week

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After defeating then-No. 3 ranked Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper, the ACC awarded Pitt’s Ryan Solomon Wrestler of the Week Tuesday afternoon. “[Kasper] — he’s a really tough guy,” Solomon, a heavyweight redshirt junior, said after Saturday’s win at the Fitzgerald Field House. “I had to wres...

Pitt wrestlers top Duke to end regular season

Pitt wrestlers top Duke to end regular season

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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...

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 seeks revival following a disappointing season

Pitt wrestling seeks revival following a disappointing season

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

August 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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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