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Keith Gavin returning to Pitt as new head wrestling coach

Keith Gavin gets his hand raised after winning the 174-pound national championship in his final match as a Panther in 2008. Gavin was hired as Pitt's new head wrestling coach Friday morning. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 14, 2017

Heather Lyke made the first big hire of her tenure as Pitt’s athletic director Friday morning, naming former national champion Keith Gavin as the Panthers’ new head wrestling coach. “We are thrilled to announce Keith Gavin as the new head coach of the University of Pittsburgh wrestling progra...

TeShan Campbell says goodbye to Steel City

TeShan Campbell announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State two days after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament, but his mind had already been made up for more than a month. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 24, 2017

After 21 years in the steel city he’s called home, TeShan Campbell is moving out. Campbell announced his decision Monday to transfer to Ohio State University to spend the final two years of his college career wrestling for coach Tom Ryan and the Buckeyes. The standout sophomore started out wrest...

Pitt wrestlers reflect on mixed season, look to next year

TeShan Campbell would have been one of Pitt's most valuable wrestlers next year, but he announced his intention to transfer to The Ohio State University Monday. TPN File Photo (2017)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 22, 2017

Pitt wrapped up its season at the NCAA Division I Championships last weekend without an All-American wrestler for the second year in a row. After a season marred by senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato’s curious absences and dismissal, a midseason coaching change and now sophomore TeShan Campbell’s impe...

ACC Champion wrestler TeShan Campbell to transfer to Ohio State

ACC Champion 165-pounder TeShan Campbell is transferring to Ohio State University. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 20, 2017

The Pitt wrestling team absorbed another huge blow just two days after the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season, as 165-pound ACC Champion TeShan Campbell announced his intention to transfer to Ohio State University. “Pitt Wrestling, you showed me so much over these two past years — we made some grea...

No Panther wrestlers left in title contention at NCAAs

Dom Forys lost against Bryan Landry from Buffalo in the Round of 16 Thursday, taking him out of title contention. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 17, 2017

After a successful opening round at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, all four of Pitt’s competitors dropped out of contention for first-place titles by the end of the second session Thursday night. Junior 133-pounder Dom Forys, sophomore 165-pounder TeShan Campbell and redshirt junior heavyweight ...

Four Pitt wrestlers begin quests for NCAA titles

Redshirt junior Ryan Solomon is one of four Pitt wrestlers set to compete in St. Louis at the NCAA Championships. TPN File Photo (2017)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 15, 2017

It’s been nearly a decade since Keith Gavin took home the Pitt wrestling team’s most recent individual title at the 2008 NCAA Championships in St. Louis. The annual tournament returns to the Scottrade Center this year, where Gavin reached the pinnacle of the sport by capturing the 174-pound nat...

ICYMI: Spring Break

The Pitt men's basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall 2016 semester. Wise also led the Panthers in scoring and rebounding for the second year in a ...

Pitt wrestlers Forys, Rahmani and Campbell capture first ACC titles

Pitt redshirt freshman Taleb Rahmani became one of three first-time ACC champions for the Panthers on Saturday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

The No. 23 Pitt wrestling team appears to be peaking in the postseason, and the Panthers have three individual ACC titles to prove it. Junior 133-pounder Dom Forys (19-1) and sophomore 165-pounder TeShan Campbell (20-2) showed why they came into the tournament as No. 1 seeds, as each won a pair of ...

Pitt wrestlers top Duke to end regular season

Pitt's No. 18 285-pounder Ryan Solomon upset No. 3 Duke wrestler Jacob Kasper Saturday night with a 4-3 win. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2017

After a season filled with distractions and disappointments, the No. 24 Pitt wrestling team closed out its regular season on a three-match winning streak after defeating Duke Saturday night. The team endured a midseason coaching change, a wrestler falling out of his dorm room window and breaking se...

Pitt wrestlers refocus after setbacks in Stillwater

Pitt sophomore TeShan Campbell is ranked No. 13 in the country at 165 pounds. Theo Schwartz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 5, 2017

After successful high school wrestling careers, Pittsburgh natives Dom Forys and TeShan Campbell are on the cusp of greatness at the next level. Both Forys and Campbell sit inside the top 15 of the latest InterMat NCAA rankings — Forys is ranked No. 7 at 133 pounds, while Campbell slides in at N...

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