Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler for the 2008 Season



  At the conclusion of each college wrestling season, WrestlingReport.com selects its Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler of the Year.  This annual recognition goes to a wrestler who is both a Pennsylvania native and competed for a Pennsylvania college or university.


  WrestlingReport, under the direction of Bruce Closson, today announced that the Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler of the Year for the 2008 season is Keith Gavin, a senior from Factoryville, Pennsylvania, who competed this season at 174 pounds for the University of Pittsburgh.  Mr. Gavin, who also won this award last year, finished ahead of Penn State University’s Phil Davis in the 2008 vote.  Mr. Davis had won the WR.com award for the 2006 college wrestling season.


  Mr. Gavin wrestled very well the whole season, winning the Las Vegas Invitational, The Midlands, many dual meets, the EWL Tournament, and the 2008 NCAA Tournament.  Coached by Rande Stottlemyer, Gavin completed the 2008 season undefeated, with a won/lost record of 27-0.


  Congratulations to Keith Gavin, WrestlingReport.com’s Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler of the Year for 2008.  Past winners of this WR.com recognition were:  Penn State’s Jeremy Hunter for the 2000 wrestling season; Edinboro University’s Josh Koscheck for 2001; Lehigh University team mates Rob Rohn and Jon Trenge (tie vote) for 2002; Lehigh University’s Troy Letters for both 2003 and 2004; Pitt-Johnstown’s Thad Benton for 2005; Phil Davis of Penn State for 2006; and Keith Gavin for last season.