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PITT WRESTLING THUMPS CLARION, 32-9

Clarion, Pa. – Pitt wrestling improved to 4-0 in the EWL and 11-6 overall with a dominating 32-9 victory Thursday night at Clarion.

The Panthers won the final four bouts and seven of the 10 overall. The win marks the 10th consecutive conference match victory for the Panthers

Clarion chose to start the match at the 149-pound weight class and claimed the opening two bouts with three point decisions.

With the Panthers trailing by six, redshirt junior Ethan Headlee (165) put the Panthers on the board with a thrilling 3-2 decision. Facing a one point deficit late in the match, Headlee grabbed two points on a reversal to take the lead and ultimately the bout.

Making his EWL season debut, junior Karl DeCiantis (174) evened the team score at 6-6 with a 3-2 decision.

Freshman Max Thomusseit (184) continued his dominance with a fall at 1:32 into the first period. With the pin, Thomusseit earned his 10th victory in his last 11 dual matches.

The Knights pulled back within three with a 1-0 decision at 197. The only point in the match came by riding time.

Redshirt senior Ryan Tomei (285) quickly diminished any Clarion hopes of a comeback, notching the second pin of the match for the Panthers. His eighth pin of the season, Tomei now stands at 37 career falls.

Sophomore Anthony Zanetta (125) earned his fourth consecutive victory with over three minutes of riding time en route to a 10-7 decision over Thomas Gowing of Clarion.

The Panthers clinched the match with a five-point technical fall courtesy of freshman Shelton Mack. Mack used a pair of takedowns along with several back points on his way to the 17-2 decision.

In the final match of the day, redshirt junior Tyler Nauman pinned Clarion’s Hunter McGraw, giving the Panthers a 32-9 overall victory.

149: Anthony White (Clarion) dec. Dane Johnson (Pitt), 7-3 SV1 3-0 Clarion

157: No. 13 James Fleming (Clarion) dec. Donnie Tasser (Pitt), 8-1 6-0 Clarion

165: Ethan Headlee (Pitt) dec. Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (Clarion), 3-2 6-3 Clarion

174: Karl DeCiantis (Pitt) dec. Scott Joseph (Clarion), 3-2 6-6 Tie

184: No. 19 Max Thomusseit (Pitt) WBF (1:32) Josh Sadler (Clarion) 12-6 Pitt

197: Alex Thomas (Clarion) dec. Phil Sorrentino (Pitt), 1-0 12-9 Pitt

285: No. 7 Ryan Tomei (Pitt) WBF (5:24) Quintas McCorkle (Clarion) 18-9 Pitt

125: Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) Thomas Gowing (Clarion), 10-7 21-9 Pitt

133: Shelton Mack (Pitt) TF-5 (3:27) Nick Flannery (Clarion), 17-2 26-9 Pitt

141: No. 7 Tyler Nauman (Pitt) WBF (3:13) Hunter McGraw (Clarion) 32-9 Pitt

Courtesy of Jon Brennan, University of Pittsburgh Athletics, Media Relations Assistant


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