Pitt wrestling has been in the national news a bit lately with the recent hire of new wrestling coach in alum Keith Gavin. On Tuesday, they got some big news in that the program will also host the 2019 NCAA wrestling championships from March 21-23.
The event is a major grab for the program and it's been 60 years since they last hosted it. Back in 1957, it was in the tiny Fitzgerald Field House.
While the Panthers will be the host, it won't be on campus. The event will be down at the PPG Paints Arena. The Arena is playing host to quite a few championships in the upcoming years as also recently announced:
- NCAA Men's Basketball first two rounds hosted by Duquesne (March 2018)
- NCAA Wrestling Championships hosted by Pitt (March 2019)
- NCAA Women's Volleyball championship hosted by Duquesne (December 2019)
- NCAA Men's Hockey Frozen Four hosted by Robert Morris (April 2021)
- NCAA Men's Basketball first two rounds hosted by Duquesne (March 2022)