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Pitt Holds at No.16; Seven Wrestlers in National Polls; Pre-Seeds for ACC Tournament Released

Pitt Holds at No.16; Seven Wrestlers in National Polls; Pre-Seeds for ACC Tournament Released

No. 16 Pitt (NWCA Coaches Poll) places seven wrestlers in the national polls. The Panthers ended 2021 regular at (3-4, 1-4 ACC) on the year. The squad is prepping for 2021 ACC Championships.

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Additionally, pre-seeds and brackets have been released for the 2021 ACC Championships. Three Pitt wrestlers were awarded top seeds for Sunday’s 2021 ACC Wrestling Championship in Raleigh, N.C., the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.

Micky Phillippi (133 pounds), Jake Wentzel (165 pounds) and Nino Bonaccorsi (197 pounds) each were selected as No. 1 seeds after voting by the league’s coaches was taken into consideration.

You can see the pre-seeds and brackets here.

Here are your ranked Pitt Panthers’ wrestlers heading into postseason play:

FloWrestling:

133: Micky Phillippi: No. 4 (No. 4 on Feb. 15)

141: Cole Matthews: No.17 (No. 18 on Feb. 15)

165: Jake Wentzel: No. 6 (No. 6 on Feb. 15)

184: Gregg Harvey: No. 22 (No. 21 on Feb. 15)

197: Nino Bonaccorsi: No. 5 (No. 5 on Feb. 15)

Team Tournament Rank: No. 13 (No. 19 on  Feb. 15)

InterMat:

133: Micky Phillippi: No. 4 (No. 4 on  Feb. 16)

141: Cole Matthews: No. 18 (No. 17 on Feb. 16)

165: Jake Wentzel: No. 6 (No. 10 on Feb. 16)

184: Gregg Harvey: NR (No. NR on Feb. 16)

197: Nino Bonaccorsi: No. 8 (No. 9 on Feb. 16)

Team Tournament Rank: No. 15 (No. 16 on  Feb. 16)

Team Dual Meet Rank: 17 (No. 17 on  Feb. 16)

The Open Mat:

133: Micky Phillippi: No. 4 (No. 5 on  Feb. 16)

141: Cole Matthews: No. 17 (No. 17 on  Feb. 16)

149: Luke Kemerer NR (No. 33 on Feb. 16)

165: Jake Wentzel: No. 8 (No. 9 Feb. 16)

184: Gregg Harvey: No. 28 (No. 28 on  Feb. 16)

197: Nino Bonaccorsi: No. 11 (No. 11on  Feb. 16)

Team Tournament Rank: Yet to be announced (No. 20 on Feb. 17)

Team Dual Rank: Yet to be announced (No. 19 Feb. 17)

Trackwrestling:

133: Micky Phillippi: No. 4 (No. 5 on  Feb. 15)

141: Cole Matthews: No. 15 (No. 16 on  Feb. 15)

149: Luke Kemerer: No. 30 (No. 31 on Feb. 15)

165: Jake Wentzel: No. 4 (No. 4 on  Feb. 15)

174: Jared McGill: No. 22 (No. 22 on  Feb. 15)

184: Gregg Harvey: No. 22 (No. 22 on  Feb. 15)

197: Nino Bonaccorsi: No. 10 (No. 10 on  Feb. 15)

Team Tournament Rank: T14 (No. 18 on  Feb. 15)

Looking ahead, Pitt will have a little more than two weeks free from competition before they travel back to Raleigh, North Carolina for the 2021 ACC Championships, hosted by No. 7 NC State, Feb. 28th. Then, the Panthers will head to St. Louis, Missouri for the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, March 18-20.

 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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