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NCAA Wrestling Tournament Brackets 2016: Pitt wrestling seeds released for NCAA Tournament

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The 2016 NCAA wrestling tournament will be here next week and on Wednesday, seeds and brackets for all weight classes in the event were released.

As previously mentioned, six Pitt wrestlers will be in the field, as true freshmen TeShan Campbell (174 pounds) was given an at-large selection earlier this week. He joins L.J. Bentley, Dom Forys, Cody Wiercioch, Nick Bonaccorsi, and Ryan Solomon.

As expected, sophomore Forys has the most favorable placement. Forys is the team's best wrestler and is seeded 11th overall in the 133-pound weight class after finishing second in the ACC Tournament last weekend. He led the Panthers in wins this year with 24.

Getting arguably the toughest opening draw is senior Nick Bonaccorsi (197 pounds). Bonaccorsi faces Conner Hartman, who is the No. 5 seed and two-time ACC Champion out of Duke. The two have met five times in their careers and Hartman has won all five.

You can see the full brackets for all weight classes here.

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