WVU Wrestling Pavilion

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Monongahela Boulevard
Morgantown, WV 26505
Directions From I-79
Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Go through one traffic light and the WVU Wrestling Pavilion is behind the WVU Coliseum.
Directions From I-68
Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West on to WV-857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US-119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight until the traffic circle, where you take the second right on to WV-705 West. Turn left at the seventh traffic light on to Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Go straight at the light into the WVU Coliseum and the WVU Wrestling Pavilion is behind the WVU Coliseum.

The WVU wrestling program has long been viewed as one of the finest in the country. Now the team has a practice facility of the same caliber as its athletes.

The 9,000-square-foot, $1.4 million facility completely engulfs the old practice room. The facility sports four mats, coaching offices, an aero­bic room, a study center with computers, and an athletes' lounge.

Besides the practice area, the crown jewel of the complex is the players' lounge. Built in the shape of a wrestling mat, the lounge features a big screen television for watching film, and plenty of room for relaxing between classes. A drop down screen in the ceiling is used for studying match film before and after practices.

The facility greatly adds to the already impeccable recruiting reputation the Mountaineer wrestling team possesses. Work being done on the new facility has helped bring in some of the best wrestlers from around the country.

To top off the project, WVU was home to the United States Olympic Team wrestlers training for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, a feat made possible by USA Wrestling and the Sunkist Kids.

Funding for the project was made possible by a benevolent gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Trust, helping the dream complex become a reality.