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Panthers tap out early at NCAA championships

Senior Dom Forys finished his career as a Pitt wrestler at this weekend’s NCAA Wrestling Championships. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)
March 18, 2018

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...

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

TeShan Campbell announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State two days after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament, but his mind had already been made up for more than a month. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer
March 23, 2017

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...

Pitt wrestlers reflect on mixed season, look to next year

TeShan Campbell would have been one of Pitt's most valuable wrestlers next year, but he announced his intention to transfer to The Ohio State University Monday. TPN File Photo (2017)
March 21, 2017

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...

No Panther wrestlers left in title contention at NCAAs

Dom Forys lost against Bryan Landry from Buffalo in the Round of 16 Thursday, taking him out of title contention. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor
March 16, 2017

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...

Four Pitt wrestlers begin quests for NCAA titles

Redshirt junior Ryan Solomon is one of four Pitt wrestlers set to compete in St. Louis at the NCAA Championships. TPN File Photo (2017)
March 15, 2017

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...

Wrestler Ryan Solomon named ACC Wrestler of the Week

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
February 21, 2017

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...

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
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...

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
September 29, 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...

Pitt wrestling seeks revival following a disappointing season

Nate Smith
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...

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