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While starting out his senior level career at 74 kg, spending the bulk at 84 kg, and then finishing at the changed Olympic weight class of 86 kg, Keith Gavin ran into his fair share of buzz saws. And as a result of Keith Gavin being very good at wrestling, he beat a lot of these buzz saws.
Below is a neatly compiled list of some of Keith Gavin’s notable FREESTYLE wins. This does not include any folkstyle wins, only freestyle results from 2006 FILA University Nationals on. So, it’s time to refresh your memory just how good Gavin is. Many of the matches can be watched by clicking on the name.
Zaurbek Sokhiev, UZB (2009 gold, 2010 silver, 2007 + 2006 bronze)
Atsushi Matsumoto, JPN (2018 bronze)
Watch Keith Gavin beat Jake Herbert at the 2011 World Team Trials below.
Andrew Howe (2010)
Casey Cunningham (1999)
Watch Keith Gavin defeat Ed Ruth at the 2014 World Team Trials below.
Other Notable Wins
Mike Poeta (3X AA)
Brandon Sinnott (3X MAC champion, AA)
Kamaru Usman (DII champion, UFC champion)
Ben Wissel (4X NQ and 2X AA)
Michael Chandler (AA, Bellator champion)
Eric Luedke (2X AA)
Watch Keith Gavin defeat Tyler Caldwell at the 2015 Senior Nationals below.