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Lorenzo Thomas
Position: 184
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Year Overall Duals MD TF Falls Fastest
2011-12 (165) 23-10 11-3 4 0 7 0:56
2012-13 DNP          
2013-14 (184) 30-11 11-3 6 0 8 1:08
2014-15 (184) 28-7 9-2 12 2 3 2:30
2015-16 (184) 32-8 10-2 11 5 5 1:41
Overall 113-36 41-10 33 7 23 0:56

Honors
2015-16: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Round of 12)
2015-16: EIWA Championships Third Place
2015-16: Second-Team All-Ivy
2015-16: SOuthern Scuffle Fourth Place
2015-16: Keystone Classic Champion
2014-15: NCAA Championships Qualifier
2014-15: EIWA Championships Third Place
2014-15: Midlands Runner-Up
2014-15: Honorable Mention All-Ivy
2014-15: ESU Open Champion
2013-14: NCAA All-American (Sixth Place)
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier
2013-14: EIWA Championships Runner-Up
2013-14: Second-Team All-Ivy
2013-14: Southern Scuffle Sixth Place
2013-14: Keystone Classic Champion
2011-12: Unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year
2011-12: Unanimous First-Team All-Ivy
2011-12: EIWA Championships Seventh Place

2015-16: NCAA Championships Qualifier … Round of 12 Finisher at NCAAs … Third at EIWA Championships … Second-team All-Ivy … Fourth Place at Southern Scuffle … Keystone Classic champion … Second at Binghamton Open … Second Place at Nittany Lion Open … 32-8 overall record … Led team in wins … 10-2 in dual meets … 19-7 against EIWA opponent s … Led team with 11 major decisions … Tied for team lead with five pins … Scored a team-high 40 points in dual meets … Went 4-1 at Binghamton Open (11/8) to finish second … Went 4-0 at Keystone Classic (11/22) to claim second Keystone Classic title … Went 4-0 at Nittany Lion Open (12/6) but defaulted out of title match with illness … 4-2 at Southern Scuffle (1/1-2) to finish fourth … Pinned Oklahoma State’s No. 18 Nolan Boyd at 2:46 in Scuffle quarterfinals … Defeated Princeton’s No. 19 Abram Ayala, 5-4, in dual meet (1/30) … Lost to No. 1 Gabe Dean, 7-5 (SV) in Cornell dual (2/13) … Went 4-1 at EIWA Championships (3/5=6) to finish third … Defeated No. 3 Nate Brown (Lehigh), 2-1, for third … Earned No. 11 seed at NCAA Championships … Went 2-2 at NCAA Championships (3/17-19) … Defeated West Virginia’s Bubba Scheffel, 4-2, in first round … Defeated Arizona State’s No. 6 Blake Stauffer, 10-1, in second round.

2014-15: NCAA Championships qualifier … Finished third at EIWA Championships … Honorable mention All-Ivy … Midlands runner-up … ESU Open champion … 28-6 overall record … 9-2 in dual meets … 13-3 against EIWA opponents … 6-3 inside the Ivy League … Team-high 12 major decisions … Ranked inside the Top-10 all season and as high as No. 2 … Went 5-0 at ESU Open (11/16) en route to the championship … Went 4-1 at Keystone Classic (11/23) to finish second … Defeated by No. 4 Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh) in final, 5-3 … Went 4-1 at Midlands (12/29-30) to finish second … Defeated No. 14 Vic Avery (Edinboro) and No. 10 Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota St.) en route to the final … Lost to No. 4 Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) in title bout … Edged by No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) in overtime, 3-1, in dual meet (1/24) … Went 4-1 at EIWA Championships (3/6-7) to finish third … Only loss was to eventual champion, No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell), in semifinals, 10-7 … Went 2-2 at NCAA Championships as No. 10 seed … Defeated No. 8 Domenic Abounader (Michigan), 10-2, in wrestleback match.

2013-14: NCAA All-American, finishing sixth at 184 pounds … NCAA Championships qualifier … Second-team All-Ivy … EIWA Championships finalist … Sixth place at Southern Scuffle … Keystone Classic champion … Led team with 30 wins … Went 30-11 overall … 11-3 in dual meets … 16-4 against EIWA opponents … 8-3 against Ivy foes … Led team with eight falls … Led team with six major decisions … Started season with a 4-1 day at the East Stroudsburg Open (11/17) to finish seconds … Went 4-0 at Keystone Classic (11/24) to win 184-pound title … Pinned both of his opponents at the Grapple at the Garden (12/1) … Stuck Boston University’s Andrew Maksimovic in 2:44 … Pinned Bloomsburg’s Sam Shirrey at 4:00 … Seven of his first 13 wins came by fall … Pinned Lehigh’s Zachary Deikel at 6:36 in dual meet (12/8) … Went 3-3 at Southern Scuffle to finish sixth (1/1-2) … Pinned Oregon State’s Austin Moorehead at 2:02 in second round of Southern Scuffle … Defeated Penn State’s Matt McCutcheon, 4-2, to reach Scuffle semifinals … Lost to No. 1 Ed Ruth of Penn State in semifinals … Won three straight dual meet matches by major decision (1/17-26) … Defeated Brown’s No. 9 Ophir Bernstein, 8-5, in dual meet (2/8) … 3-1 at EIWA Championships (3/8-9) to finish second … Defeated No. 12 Ophir Bernstein, 6-2, to reach final … Lost in championship match to No. 2 Gabe Dean of Cornell, 3-1 … Earned No. 11 seed at NCAA Championships, and went 5-3 to finish sixth … Became Penn’s first-ever 184-pound NCAA All-American in the process … Majored Oregon State’s Austin Moorhead, 12-4, in first round … Defeated by No. 6 Jacob Swartz of Boise State, 2-0, in second round … Knocked off Iowa’s No. 5 Ethen Lofthouse, 6-0, to advance in wrestlebacks … Defeated Michigan State’s No. 14 John Rizzqallah, 4-3, in wrestlebacks … Beat Blake Stauffer of Arizona State, 7-5, in Round of 12 to earn All-American honors … Bested Brown’s No. 12 Ophir Bernstein, 8-5, to reach consolation semifinals … Defeated by No. 3 Gabe Dean of Cornell in consolation semifinals … Took sixth place after a loss to No. 6 Kevin Steinhaus of Minnesota.

2012-13: Did not compete.

2011-12: Unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year … Unanimous first-team All-Ivy … 23-10 overall … 11-3 in duals … 11-5 against EIWA opponents … 9-1 inside the Ivy League … Team-high seven wins by fall … 3-2 at Binghamton Open to finish in fifth place (11/13) … 4-1 at Keystone Classic (11/20), finishing second … Seven of 10 losses came inside the Top-20 and six inside the Top-15 … Defeated returning NCAA qualifier Eren Civan of Columbia, 9-3, in dual (2/11) … 2-2 at EIWA Championships (3/3-3/4) to finish seventh … Defeated Civan, 10-4, to take seventh.

High School:
Third place at 2011 PIAA AAA state championships ... 2010 Beast of the East champion at 152 pounds ... 2010 Powerade runner-up ... 2010 PIAA AAA state championships runner-up ... 2009 Powerade third-place finisher ... 2009 PIAA AAA state qualifier.


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