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Gavin Teasdale To Transfer From Penn State Wrestling Program

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Teasdale never took the mat for the Nittany Lions.

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The Gavin Teasdale era is over as quickly as it started at Penn State.

Head coach Cael Sanderson announced at his media availability on Tuesday that the true freshman was being removed from the roster and that he expected Teasdale to seek a transfer.

Teasdale, a four-time Pennsylvania state champion with just one loss in his high school career, withdrew from the university in the fall semester due to what he deemed personal reasons.

He rejoined the team in January but never saw the mat this season, either for the Nittany Lions or unattached in open competition.

Teasdale was expected to wrestle at 125 or 133 for Penn State. There were discussions of him coming out of redshirt at the Southern Scuffle to begin the month and wrestle at 125, but he was eventually scratched from the tournament.

With Brody Teske seemingly manning 125 for the foreseeable future starting next year and Roman Bravo-Young and Robert Howard holding down 133, it was always going to be an interesting fit for Teasdale.

The Jefferson-Morgan (PA) product initially committed to wrestle for the Iowa Hawkeyes alongside fellow Pennsylvanian and close friend Spencer Lee, but flipped his commitment to the Nittany Lions before signing late in 2017.

While he’s yet to release a list of potential schools, one would figure the Hawkeyes as well as local schools such as Pitt, Clarion and Edinboro could well factor in to his decision.