Pittsburgh and the Mountaineers enter Saturday's match with 3-0 records in EWL matches and first place on the line.
Scouting the Mountaineers
West Virginia enters this weekend's Eastern Wrestling League showdown at 6-4 overall and 3-0 in conference action. The Mountaineers have won four straight matches, including three straight over EWL opponents.
WVU is led by a trio of ranked Mountaineers. At 149, David Jauregui stands at 19th. Kurt Brenner is ranked 12th in the 174-pound class while Dustin Rogers, who shares the team-high mark for wins with Brenner at 12, enters his match against Zack Sheaffer as the 18th ranked heavyweight in the country.
WVU is 4-1 on the road this season with its only loss coming at Penn State back on Dec. 14, 27-10.
The Panthers and Mountaineers will be meeting for the 54th installment of the Backyard Brawl this Saturday. Pitt holds a 32-20-1 record in the all-time series, including a 17-match winning streak that saw the Panthers win matches over WVU in three difference decades.
West Virginia's longest winning streak stands at six, from 2001-2007. Last year Pitt broke the slump against its border rival with a thrilling 18-17 win that was settled in the final bout of the night, with Zach Sheaffer carding the 9-3 decision for Pitt.
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