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Pitt Wrestling Adds Two Commitments in Class of 2025



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Pitt Wrestling begins their season in early November, but head coach Keith Gavin and his staff are working constantly to bring new recruits to the program and succeeding at it.

The Panthers landed two new commitments in the Class of 2025 in the past two days. This includes WPIAL recruit in Thomas Jefferson High School Bode Marlow and Carson Walsh of Pope John XXIII Regional in Sparta Township, N.J.

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Barlow committed to Pitt wrestling last Friday on Instagram and is the first member of the Class of 2025 from the WPIAL.

Marlow finished 38-9 as a sophomore in 2022-23, with 25 pins to his name, at 152 pounds. He managed to make it to the states at the PIAA 3A Championships for the first-time last season and will look to build on his performance the next two seasons. He also wrestled at 132 pounds as a freshman the season prior, finishing 35-11 and earning 17 pins.

He joins Joseph Simon of Waynesburg, who wrestles at 141 pounds, as two WPIAL wrestlers who are coming to Pitt in the coming years. Marlow also took a visit to Pitt wrestling in September prior to committing. 

The Panthers have a tradition of recruiting locally, with 16 wrestlers on this season’s roster from around the area. This includes Colton Camacho and Finn Solomon (Franklin Regional), Mac Stout (Mt. Lebanon), Dayton Pitzer (Mt. Pleasant), Luca Augustine (Waynesburg) and more.

Walsh committed to Pitt last Thursday, the day before Marlow, announcing it on his Instagram.

Walsh had a great 2022-23 season as a sophomore, going 37-4 at 126 pounds. He came into the NJSIAA State Championships No. 1 in his weight class and made it to the Semifinals. He also wrestled at 113 pounds as a freshman, making it to the semifinals, before finishing in sixth place.

With Pitt getting their first National Champion under Gavin in Nino Bonaccorsi at 197 pounds last season, expect more recruits across the country to take notice in the program and want to bring their talents there as well.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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