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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)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

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 and Ryan Solomon. Forys and Rahmani provided the only highlights of the Panthers’ tournament...

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)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 22, 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 curious absences and dismissal, a midseason coaching change and now sophomore TeShan Campbell’s impe...

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 17, 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 133-pounder Dom Forys, sophomore 165-pounder TeShan Campbell and redshirt junior heavyweight ...

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)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

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 Center this year, where Gavin reached the pinnacle of the sport by capturing the 174-pound nat...

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 Forys, Rahmani and Campbell capture first ACC titles

Pitt redshirt freshman Taleb Rahmani became one of three first-time ACC champions for the Panthers on Saturday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

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

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...

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