April 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS - Panther great Keith Gavin, a two-time All-American and 2008 National Champion, won his first U.S. Open Title on Saturday evening in Las Vegas.
Gavin captured the 84 kg/ 185 pound championship with a hard fought 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 victory over Clayton Foster of Grit Athletics/Cowboy WC for his first-career U.S. Open title.
With his win, Gavin has earned a spot in the final-round series of June's U.S. World Team Trials held in Stillwater, Okla.
Complete results from Pitt alums in the event can be found below.
Pitt U.S. Open Results
Keith Gavin - 84 KG
First Round: Keith Gavin TF Devin Hightower (Rocky Mountain); 6-0, 7-1
Second Round: Keith Gavin dec. Michael Pucillo (Titan Mercury); 5-0, 5-3
Semifinals: Keith Gavin dec. Jon Reader (Sunkist Kids); 0-1, 2-0, 4-1
Finals: Keith Gavin dec. Clayton Foster (Grit Athletics); 1-0, 1-1, 2-1
Drew Headlee - 66 KG
First Round: Drew Headlee dec. Kyle Ruschell (Badger WC); 0-4, 5-3, 6-1
Second Round: Brent Metcalf (NYAC) dec. Drew Headlee; 7-0, 4-0
Wrestlebacks: Chase Pami (Sunkist Kids) dec. Drew Headlee; 2-0, 6-3
Ryan Tomei - 120 KG
First Round: Ryan Tomei dec. Cody Davis (Rocky Mountain); 2-0, 6-0
Second Round: Kyle Massey (NYAC) 3 cau. Ryan Tomei
Wrestlebacks: Matthew Meuleners (Aberdeen WC) dec. Ryan Tomei; 1-0, 1-0
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