Pitt’s Dom Forys Named ACC Wrestler of the Week

133-Pounder Wins Four Matches, Wins title in the Keystone Classic

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Pitt junior Dom Forys (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after winning four matches, including a win over the nation’s 18th-ranked wrestler and three wins in the Keystone Classic.

Forys, ranked eighth nationally this week in the 133-pound weight class by InterMat, defeated 18th-ranked Scott Parker of Lehigh in Pitt’s dual meet loss. He then won three matches to capture his third Keystone Classic. 

Forys pinned Anthony Canfora of Drexel at 4:21 of their match. He followed that up with a major decision (17-9) over Colby Smith of Appalachian State and then defeated Kevin Defoy of Drexel (9-3).

The victories pushed his season’s record to 7-0, including 4-0 in dual matches.

He was chosen from among a pool of five nominees that included Zach Finesilver of Duke, Joey Ward of North Carolina, Kevin Jack of NC State and George DiCamillo of Virginia.

Finesilver, a redshirt sophomore from Greenwood Village, Colorado, wrestling at 141 pounds, won six of seven matches this past week. He scored a technical fall (15-0) win over Wisconsin’s Luke Rowh in the Blue Devils’ dual match loss to the 18th-ranked Badgers. He also recorded a pin and two more technical falls among his victories.

Ward, a returning senior All-America for the Tar Heels from Cleveland, Ohio, pinned Kenan Carter of Old Dominion in his only match of the week. Ward’s win keyed UNC’s 25-12 triumph over the 25th-ranked Monarchs.

Jack, a returning junior All-America for the Wolfpack from Danbury Connecticut, won seven matches, two of them dual match bouts and five other matches to claim the title at 141 pounds in the Wolfpack Open.

DiCamillo, a returning All-America for Virginia from Highland Heights, Ohio, led the Cavaliers with a pair of major decisions in dual match wins over Lock Haven (24-16) and former ACC-rival Maryland (22-13) with a pair of major decisions. DiCamillo, wrestling at 141 pounds, defeated Ronald Perry of Lock Haven, 17-7, then downed Maryland’s Billy Rappo, 12-2

All five wrestlers will be competing in the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling Championship; which will be hosted by NC State at Reynolds Coliseum on Saturday, March 4. The one-day tournament will begin at 11 a.m.

2016-17 ACC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 9—  Max Rohskopf, NC State (157)
Nov. 16—Ryan Solomon, Pitt (285)
 Ty Walz, Virginia Tech (285)
Nov. 23—Dom Forys, Pityt (133)