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No. 19 Pitt pins No. 5 Oklahoma State, 19-18, based on tiebreaker criteria

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For No. 19 University of Pittsburgh wrestling, one pin made all the difference in upsetting fifth-ranked Oklahoma State, 19-18, at Fitzgerald Field House in Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon.

At the end of ten matches, with each program having won five bouts, the Panthers and Cowboys were knotted at 18-18. College wrestling no longer allows dual-meet ties, so NCAA tiebreaker criteria was employed. Because Pitt had a fall at 149 pounds, the home team was awarded one point to break the tie, thus handing Oklahoma State the loss.

It was the highest-ranked team that the Pitt has defeated in dual-meet action since at least the 1999-2000 season; according to Pitt assistant director of media relations, Matt Haas, it’s the most significant win for the team as far back as team records can be traced.

Bonus points were a factor in three matches. Pitt’s fall was delivered by Mike Racciato, who, as an unranked wrestler, got an upset by putting No. 7 Josh Kindig’s shoulders to the mat in just less than 100 seconds. Oklahoma State’s Eddie Klimara earned a major decision at 125 pounds, while Alex Dieringer got a technical fall victory.

Three matches went beyond regulation, all in upper weights, with the Panthers getting two of those overtime wins at 197 and heavyweight.

Pittsburgh is now 9-1 for the season, while Oklahoma State falls to 4-4.

Match Results

  • 125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) maj. dec. Anthony Zanetta (PITT), 15-4
  • 133: No. 5 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. No. 17 Shelton Mack (PITT), 2-0
  • 141: Edgar Bright (PITT) dec. No. 11 Anthony Collica (OSU), 10-5
  • 149: Mike Racciato (PITT) pinned No. 7 Josh Kindig (OSU), 1:37
  • 157: No. 2 Alex Dieringer (OSU) tech fall Eric Nutter (PITT), 17-0
  • 165: No. 5 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) dec. Geno Morelli (PITT), 3-1
  • 174: No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 7 Tyler Wilps (PITT), 5-4 TB1
  • 184: No. 7 Max Thomusseit (PITT) dec. No. 18 Nolan Boyd (OSU), 8-6
  • 197: No. 20 Nick Bonaccorsi (PITT) dec. Kyle Crutchmer (OSU), 3-1 SV1
  • Hwt: PJ Tasser (PITT) dec. No. 16 Austin Marsden (OSU), 3-1 SV1

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