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Chance Marsteller and Jeric Kasunic Win University Nationals

AKRON – A year ago Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale) gave 2-time NCAA Champion Isaiah Martinez all he could handle in the best-of-three finals of the 2016 University Nationals but ultimately fell short in two straight bouts. Fast forward twelve months and Chance is a much different person off the mat, which has transformed his performance […]

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University Nationals: Which PA Stars Will Rise in Akron?

AKRON – When the 2017 University Freestyle Nationals get underway in Akron, Ohio there will be a strong contingent of Keystone State wrestlers looking to make waves. Some of the biggest names in Collegiate Wrestling will take the mats in Akron including Pennsylvania Wrestling stars Ethan Lizak, Chance Marsteller, Dakota Geer, and Peter Renda.

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Grading the Schools Selected by Pennsylvania’s Class of 2017

Which schools successfully dipped into the Pennsylvania Wrestling recruiting pool for the Class of 2017? Several programs across the Nation will be welcoming in multiple studs from the Keystone State. Virginia comes in at #1 with four hammers committing to coach Steve Garland and the Cavaliers. See who else stacks up below and view the […]

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Top 300 Recruits from the Class of 2017 Updated

With Class of 2017 students getting ready to throw their caps and turn their tassells across Pennsylvania the Top 300 Recruits have been updated. The list of Pennsylvania’s top senior wrestlers is one that features an impressive group of Nationally renowned grapplers. Included on the list are two UWW World Champions in Freestyle, 17 wrestlers […]

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Three Names Linked to Pitt Assistant Coach Search

PITTSBURGH – This could be another big week for the Pitt wrestling program, and names are beginning to leak out as new head coach Keith Gavin looks to fill his coaching staff.

The Pitt alumnus has some big decisions to make. First off is deciding what to do about the coaching staff that was in place […]

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20 Pennsylvania Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academics

MANHEIM – Not only do they excel against their competition on the wrestling mat but some of Pennsylvania’s best NCAA Division I wrestlers dominate in the classroom. A total of 20 wrestlers from the Keystone State were named to the 2017 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic list that showcases the Nation’s top performing student-athletes.

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1 on 1 with Pittsburgh Head Coach Keith Gavin: An Inside Look

PITTSBURGH – On Thursday PA Power Wrestling’s Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder sat down with newly hired head coach Keith Gavin at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. In just his second day operating in the new position Keith Gavin took time out of his day to speak about the path back to Pittsburgh and what lies ahead […]

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Pitt to Host NCAA Championships in 2019

The NCAA Championships are coming to Pennsylvania in 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh announced that it will host the tournament at PPG Paints Arena. It’s just the second time that Pitt has hosted the NCAA Championships and first since 1957.

Philadelphia was the last Pennsylvania city to host, in 2011, and Penn State held the event in 1999.

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Keith Gavin Ready to Begin ‘Dream Job’ at Pitt

Keith Gavin saw what was being written about the head coach position at Pitt.

He heard his alma mater being called cheap and that Pitt’s administration wasn’t committed to the program. He watched as an established head coach back away from the opportunity. Then another. And another.

Eventually, Pitt decided to give Gavin his first opportunity to […]

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Update: Keith Gavin Named Pitt Wrestling Coach

PITTSBURGH – The long and twisting road that was the Pitt coaching search led back to a familiar name: Keith Gavin.

The Panthers introduced Gavin as the team’s next coach on Thursday in a move first reported by PA Power Wrestling. Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke announced the move in an email to Pitt wrestling alumni, but said […]

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