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Pitt's Dom Forys to wrestle for All-American status

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Pitt wrestler Dom Forys fell to the consolation rounds after losing his second-round match at the NCAA Tournament, but after a pair of wins on Friday, he will now wrestle to secure All-American status.

Earlier today, he defeated Corey Keener of Central Michigan, 12-6 and then pinned North Carolina State's Jamal Morris. As the Fitz Pack, the wrestling student group, mentioned on Twitter that Forys needed two wins before defeating Morris to become an All-American. He now has a tough task in front of him facing Iowa State's No 8 Earl Hall.

If you're looking to keep track of all of the action, NJ.com has brackets up for all of the weight classes that they are updating somewhat regularly.

Forys is the last Pitt grappler still alive as the other five have all finished competing. He will wrestle in tonight's session to determine if he will move on or not. A win against Hall would guarantee a top eight placement, good for All-American status. Should Forys pull off the victory, he would also stay alive and could still finish as high as third place at the 133-pound class.

The next session begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. and ESPN3 has the matches.

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