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133-Pounder Keys Upset of No. 15 Wisconsin With Win No. 4 Ryan Taylor
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) — Pitt sophomore Dom Forys, wrestling at 133 pounds, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week Wednesday after leading the Panthers to a decisive 25-9 upset win over 15th-ranked Wisconsin last Saturday.
Forys, a native of Pittsburgh, defeated Wisconsin’s Ryan Taylor, the nation’s fourth-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, 10-6, in leading the Panthers to their upset win over the Badgers. Forys improved to 10-1 on the season, 8-1 in dual meets. He was ranked 19th nationally by InterMat Magazine last week.
The win by Pitt pushed its dual match record to 5-1 on the season, as earlier last week the Panthers recorded a 24-9 win over Edinboro as Forys recorded his sixth career fall.
Forys earned selection over North Carolina heavyweight Cory Daniel, who recorded a pair of dramatic and decisive bouts in both of the Tar Heels’ wins last week, as North Carolina defeated Army, 18-14, and downed 22nd-ranked Old Dominion, 19-18.
Wrestling at 285 pounds, Daniel, a redshirt freshman from Fulton, Md., defeated Trevor Smith of Army, 5-4, to secure UNC’s win over the Cadets in Brooklyn, N.Y. He then recorded a major decision (11-3) over John D’Agostino of Old Dominion to complete the UNC comeback.
The extra point for the major decision provided the winning margin in a one-point triumph as the Tar Heels came back from deficits of 15-3 and 18-12 in winning their fifth dual match in six tries this season.
Both wrestlers will be competing in the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling Championship which will be hosted by the University of Virginia on Sunday, March 6. The one-day tournament, which will take place at the John Paul Jones Arena Center in Charlottesville, Va., will begin at 11 a.m.
2015-16 ACC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 10—Ty Walz, Virginia Tech (285)
Nov. 17—Solomon Chishko, Virginia Tech (141)
Nov. 24—Mikey Racciato, Pitt (141)
Dec. 8—Nick Gwiazdowski, NC State (285) and
Ty Walz, Virginia Tech (285)
Dec. 16—Dom Forys, Pitt (133)