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Pitt alum Demetrius Thomas signed with the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club last summer and is looking to qualify for the 2021 or 2024 Olympics.

Driven by faith, former Panther Demetrius Thomas pursues Olympic aspirations

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 18, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic ended Demetrius Thomas’ historic Pitt wrestling career early. But he remains in Pittsburgh today, pursuing an Olympic and world career through the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club.
Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi is currently ranked No. 4 133-pounder in the nation.

Pitt wrestling continues climb back to prominence

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer October 30, 2019
That match was simply a low-stakes warm-up. The real season is just around the corner, and head coach Keith Gavin believes his team is in a much better position to succeed than it was one year ago.
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