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Pitt wrestler Phillippi granted sixth year of eligibility

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi scores on Boiling Springs’ Cole Wetzel during their 138-pound bout at the PIAA Class AA individual championships Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Giant Center in Hershey. Phillippi won by a 6-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi scores on Boiling Springs’ Cole Wetzel during their 138-pound bout at the PIAA Class AA individual championships Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Giant Center in Hershey. Phillippi won by a 6-2 decision.

Get used to seeing Micky Phillippi in a Pitt wrestling singlet for four more years.

The redshirt freshman from Derry has been granted a clock extension by the NCAA, giving him a sixth year of eligibility.

Phillippi sat out last season after transferring from Virginia. He went 12-3 wrestling unattached at 133 pounds. The three-time PIAA champion finished 22-7 competing in open tournaments in his only season at Virginia.

Pitt said the waiver was granted so Phillippi could compete collegiately for four years, instead of three.

Phillippi came home to reunite with coach Keith Gavin, who took the same path, leaving Virginia, where he was an assistant, to join Pitt, his alma mater. He originally recruited Phillippi to come to Virginia.

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