Seven Pittsburgh wrestlers enter the 2023 season ranked including a #1 at 141 and a #8 at 133.
Cole Matthews added a medal to the list in 2022 with his fifth place finish at 141 pounds.
Four-time All-American Pat Santoro won his second national title for Pittsburgh in 1989.
Brothers Hugh and Ed Perry were both three-time NCAA champions.
The top six wrestlers in Panthers history won a total of seventeen NCAA medals and eleven titles.
All six were NCAA champions, and they include two three-time NCAA champions, a two-time champion, a four-time All-American, and four three-time finalists!
Check out the best Pittsburgh wrestlers of all-time ranked by NCAA medals!
Here are the top six!
Rank - Name - Year - Score - Medals
#1 - Pat Santoro - 1989 - 50 - 6,2,1,1
#2 - Ed Peery - 1957 - 48 - 1,1,1
#2 - Hugh Peery - 1954 - 48 - 1,1,1
#4 - Larry Lauchle - 1961 - 40 - 2,2,1
#5 - Keith Gavin - 2008 - 28 - 2,1
#5 - Tom Alberts - 1959 - 28 - 1,2
There have been 51 All-American wrestlers who have won 79 medals in Pittsburgh history!
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