Chattanooga, Tenn. -- No. 12 Pitt saw Nick Bonaccorsi and Tyler Wilps advance to the quarterfinals of the 11th annual Southern Scuffle on Wednesday afternoon at McKenzie Arena. Pitt ranks 14th in the team standings after day one.
Bonaccorsi, a Bethel Park graduate, downed Patrick Gillen of Virginia with a pin in the preliminary match and defeated Tyler Lyster of Bucknell in a 4-3 decision in the second round. He also topped Ohio's Phillip Wellington in a 13-1 sudden victory to advance to the 197-pound quarterfinals. Bonaccorsi is slated to compete against Kevin Beazley of Old Dominion for a semifinal berth.
(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)