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Q&A: Gavin prepares for first head coaching gig

Keith Gavin beat Michigan's Steve Luke to win the 174-pound national championship in 2008. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Steve Rotstein / Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

The Pitt wrestling team’s 2016-17 season had a little bit of everything — off-the-mat incidents, suspicious absences, dismissals, a coaching change and even three individual ACC champions. While the program was far from being in dire straits, it was in desperate need of stability. Newly-appointed Athlet...

Think Twice: Pitt wrestling defeats Iowa State and UVA

Taleb Rahmani pinned Iowa's Colston DiBlasi on Friday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News

February 13, 2017

After a tumultuous month in which the Pitt wrestling team underwent a midseason coaching change and dropped its first three conference matches, the Panthers hit their stride this weekend. No. 24 Pitt (10-5 overall, 1-3 ACC) went 2-0 over the weekend, defeating the Iowa State Cyclones at home Friday...

Pitt wrestling seeks revival following a disappointing season

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By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

August 30, 2015

Pitt assistant wrestling coach Drew Headlee recognizes that last season was a major disappointment — especially by the team’s self-created standards. “Anyone not standing on that championship podium would say last season was a letdown,” Headlee said of the team’s 8-8 campaign in 2014. “They...

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