WVU Wrestling Pavilion

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.