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  1. I believe the extra casting call went out to anybody who "looked like a wrestler" in Western Pa. So they didnt just use Pitt guys, but a lot of Pitt guys showed up because the filming was at the Peterson Events Center.
  2. Some of the movie was filmed on the University of Pittsburgh's campus, so there are a few Pitt wrestlers who serve as extras. Also, I believe Mark Ruffalo sat in on a couple of Pitt's offseason workouts as part of his "immersion" prior to the start of filming.
  3. Lots of great info guys. The class of 2010 should also include Matt Moley of Bloomsburg at 157. AA'ed his soph and junior seasons then lost to Adam Hall from Boise in the R12 as a senior. Not a big name, but just another for the list.
  4. Not sure what the age limit is on Universities you may see him there. But I don't believe he has any international freestyle plans. But he has been practicing with the team and mixing it up with THomusseit, Bonaccorsi, Tasser and Rizzo all year. So he isn't exactly out of shape I would say.
  5. I am curious as to how you know what Wilps weighs. Conjecture? He was a HUGE 197 2 years ago. Even Flo described him as a "behemoth". I simply have a hard time believing he was cutting minimal weight. Flo does state they have to make weight at 200 lbs even. So the weight difference will be minimized but Ruth making 200 is considerably different than Wilps doing so. Because I know him. I laughed when I saw Flo market him as a ""behemoth." He certainly looks the part and is indeed very strong,, but has always been lighter than he looks. Weighed around 205 his entire senior season.
  6. Not sure how much Ruth weighs right now but doubt he will be giving up 20-30lbs as Wilps only weighs about 205-210. That being said, the match will come down to Wilps freak strength vs Ruth's freak ability and should be a good one.
  7. Heard a rumor he is wrestling a former Pitt Panther...
  8. I thought that looked like Max... and Max was a RS Jr this year. Fully expect him to get over the R12 hump next year and get on the podium.
  9. Was told by a Lehigh coach this weekend that Riddick was already planning to pull a Heflin and jump to 197 next year, and they seemed to indicate that he should have no trouble starting over Diekel or Bolich.
  10. Pitt has had a resurgence in recent years, winning EWL/ACC titles the past five years. But they have a disturbing trend where they underperform come tournament time. They hit as high as No. 6 in the dual rankings, but finished 22nd at Nationals. THey did have three guys finish in the round of 12, so they were really close to doing much, much better, but still. I want to say they are 2-10 in R12 matches going back the past 5 years? They seem to be right there, but at the same time haven't lived up to expectations for a while now.
  11. Pittsburgh 125: Dom Forys Fr/ Jake Gromacki Fr 133: Nick Zanetta RFr 141: Edgar Bright So/ Travis Shaffer RJr 149: Mikey Racciato So/ Travis Shaffer RJr 157: Ron Garbinsky RJr/ Cole Sheptock RSo 165: Cody Weircioch RFr/ Geno Morelli RSo 174: Tyler Wilps RSr 184: Max Thomusseit RSr 197: Nick Bonaccorsi RJr 285: John Rizzo RSo Pitt enters next year with 1 returning AA, 2 returning R12 and 2-3 more potential AAs/R12 guys with a wild card in Rizzo, a 3time PA state champ who played football for two years and returned to wrestling this semester. Another solid dual team but will hold my breath come tournament time.
  12. I have a feeling Delgado would have a hard time funk rolling Anthony Robles...
  13. Edinboro definitely overperformed and Flynn deserves every bit of praise recognition that he receives. Virginia Tech also did better than I expected as did Lehigh. As far us underperformers...I'll throw out Oregon State, Virginia and Pittsburgh.
  14. 5 different weights is crazy, how many different weights in one year though? His redshirt season and rs freshman year he was 165. Spot started a few matches. His rs soph year he started for a stretch at 174 while Headlee was hurt, also wrestled some 184 (including a win over Clymer from Hofstra who I believe was top-10 at the time?) and then qualified for NCAAs at heavyweight only weighing like 188 I want to say. last year spot started at 174, might have made an appearance at 184, and then bumped up to 197 and won against Edinboro in the dual meet. THis year heavy the whole season. So I think three in any one season was the most.
  15. Definitely agree on Taffur. I'll also throw out Tasser from Pitt. Spot starter and team guy - has wrestled five different weights for the Panthers - his whole career until he gets a chance to bump up as a 205ish pound heavyweight as a senior.
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