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Pitt Ranked No. 18 in Preseason FloWrestling Dual Meet Rankings

Pitt Ranked No. 18 in Preseason FloWrestling Dual Meet Rankings

Pitt is ranked No. 18 in the preseason FloWrestling dual meet rankings in advance of the 2020-21 season.

The Panthers finished 2019 with a 10-4 dual meet record and were ranked No. 9 in the final FloWrestling rankings a season ago.

The Panthers will return five NCAA qualifiers from their 2019-20 squad, with Nino Bonaccorsi, Gregg Harvey, Cole Matthews, Micky Phillippi and Jake Wentzel all scheduled to be back with the Panthers.

Bonaccorsi was 23-5 at 184 pounds, Harvey was 17-8 at 174 pounds, Matthews was 15-9 at 141 pounds, Phillippi was 25-1 at 133 pounds, and Wentzel was 18-7 at 165 pounds.

The Panthers have lost two of their seven NCAA qualifiers from last season: heavyweight Demetrius Thomas and 157-pounder Taleb Rahmani. Kellan Stout, Pitt’s 197-pounder from last season, has also graduated.

Pitt is rated fourth amongst ACC teams in the rankings, behind No. 6 NC State, No. 10 North Carolina and No. 12 Virginia Tech. Iowa is rated No. 1 overall, while in-state foe Penn State is No. 3.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob
Rob
23 days ago

Will the Big 10 wrestle this year?

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