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Pitt Wrestling Releases Exciting 2023-24 Schedule



Pitt Wrestling Holden Heller

Pitt wrestling is preparing to take on their opponents in dual matches this upcoming season and released their schedule for 2023-24 on Tuesday.

The Panthers finished 10-4 overall in 2022-23, along with a 4-1 ACC record to earn a share of the conference regular season title for the first time under head coach Keith Gavin. Nino Bonaccorsi also finished undefeated at 197 pounds, winning the National Title in Tulsa, Okla., the first Panther to do so since Gavin in 2008.

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Pitt wrestling will host their annual Blue-Gold scrimmage duel on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Fitzgerald Field House. They will compete in the Clarion Open for the third straight season in Clarion, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 5 for their first competitive duals of the season.

The Navy Duals occur the following weekend, where Pitt will take on wrestlers from Navy, Morgan State and VMI in Annapolis, Md. on Sunday, Nov. 12.

Road trips to in-state Lehigh in Bethlehem on Sunday, Nov. 19 and then Maryland on Monday, Nov. 20 should be great duel matches to take in. Last season, Pitt defeated Lehigh, but lost to Maryland in the home opener.

Big Ten opponent Illinois on Friday, Dec. 8 serves as the home opener for Pitt, who they defeated 30-6 last season in Urbana-Champaign, Ill. They will also travel to take on Ohio State in Columbus on Sunday, Dec. 10, the first matchup between the two programs since 2021, which Pitt lost 30-7.

Pitt will then compete in the prestigious National Collegiate Duals in Nashville, Tenn. from Dec. 18-19. They have guaranteed matchups against Little Rock, Iowa State and Cornell, with Ohio State, NC State, Lock Haven and Northern Iowa in the other group, also looking to win the duals as well.

The Franklin & Marshall Open on Friday, Jan. 5 in Lancaster, Pa. will serve as the first competition back after the Christmas break for Pitt.

They will face two Big 12 opponents the next weekend in Oklahoma State at home on Friday, Jan. 12 and then a trip to Iowa State on Sunday, Jan. 14. Pitt lost to Iowa State at home last season on criteria and lost their last dual against Oklahoma State in 2020.

Pitt will take on Arizona State in an exciting matchup  on Sunday, Jan. 21 and will face Rider for their last non-conference dual of the season on Thursday, Feb. 22, both at home.

The ACC will provide great duals for Pitt once again, as they look to win the conference outright. NC State comes to town on Friday, Jan. 26 before Pitt travels to take on Duke on Friday, Feb. 2 and North Carolina on Friday, Feb. 9. Pitt will finish their conference duals at home with Virginia Tech on Friday, Feb. 16 and Virginia on Friday, Feb. 23.

Pitt wrestling features a great squad this season as well, with nine wrestlers placed in the preseason Intermat rankings and two in the top 10. 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
14 days ago

Does the wrestling coach beg for a match against PSU like Duzz does for football?

14 days ago

StatePen FB has a brutal schedule, makes for long ‘painful’ showers in State College.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
14 days ago
Reply to  srs28704

I see what you did there, bravo for that rapier wit. So what’s the answer to the question instead of insults?

14 days ago

Pitt doesn’t want to see Penn St in football let alone wrestling. Ee would destroy them.

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