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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.

Of the […]

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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 […]

  • Pitt to host NCAA championships in 2019

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.

Cleveland […]

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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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Pitt Looks to Lure South Dakota State’s Chris Bono

Chris Bono has already had one historic moment at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House.

Could more be on the way?

The reigning Big 12 Coach of the Year is scheduled to interview for the Panthers’ head coaching job, PA Power has learned. Initial reports had Bono headed to Pittsburgh on Friday, but by late afternoon it had shifted […]

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Is Pat Santoro Going to Become Pitt’s Next Head Wrestling Coach?

PITTSBURGH – Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke has only been on the job for a little more than a week, but she’s already facing her first big decision.

While it might not make a huge splash nationwide, Lyke’s choice for the next head wrestling coach will tell us a lot about the direction of the university.

Sources […]

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Freshman Michael Kemerer Bounces Back for Third at National Tournament

ST. LOUIS – It was not the finish redshirt freshman Michael Kemerer wanted in his first NCAA National Tournament but the Hawkeye showed grit when he battled back to finish in third place at 157 lbs. Kemerer entered as the #2 seed having a (27-2) season record finishing second in the BIG 10 with his […]

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2x National Qualifier Te’Shan Campbell Transferring to Ohio State

PITTSBURGH – Te’Shan Campbell’s season just ended on Friday night in St. Louis when he went (2-2) at 165 lbs. in the NCAA National Tournament for Pittsburgh. It was his second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament for Campbell a 2015 graduate of Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh.

On Monday Te’Shan announced that he will […]

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