GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Dom Forys of the Pitt wrestling team was named ACC Wrestler of the Week after a successful weekend in dual competition against Lehigh and at the Keystone Classic, the league announced Wednesday.
Forys, ranked eighth nationally at 133 pounds, collects his third weekly conference honor of his career and first of the season.
The Pittsburgh native went 4-0 this past weekend, earning a win over his 18th-ranked opponent Scott Parker of Lehigh Friday, Nov. 18. As a team, the No. 21 Panthers fell to No. 11 Lehigh, 28-8. Forys was one of two Pitt wrestlers to earn a win in the dual.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Panthers traveled to Philadelphia, Pa., for the Keystone Classic where Forys captured his third individual title. Forys, seeded first in the tournament, jumped right into the quarterfinals. He pinned Anthony Canfora of Drexel in 4:21, his first of the season. In the semifinals, Forys again won by bonus points, this time by way of a major decision, 17-9, over Colby Smith of Appalachian State. In his final match of the day, Forys defeated Kevin Devoy of Drexel, 8-3.
Keystone Classic: 12-0
Duals Career: 26-11
This is the second straight week a Panther has been recognized by the ACC. Last week (11/15), redshirt junior Ryan Solomon, Pitt’s 285-pounder, was named Co-Wrestler of the Week alongside Ty Walz of Virginia Tech.
The Panthers return to the mat Sunday, Dec. 4, in Stillwater, Okla., as they take on No. 1 Oklahoma State.