Pennsylvania Regional Training Center announces addition of McFadden

David McFadden was a three-time All-American for Virginia Tech (Photo/Sam Janicki,

The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC) has announced the addition of three-time All-American David McFadden to its freestyle program. David joins Joey McKenna and Ethan Lizak as new PRTC athletes over the last year.

David, who wrestled for Virginia Tech, was vying to become the program's first four-time All-American this year, but the season was cut short when the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Championships were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A native of New Jersey and a two-time state high school champion, David's NCAA finishes include sixth in 2016, fifth in 2018, and sixth in 2019. He is also a two-time ACC champion and three-time finalist. He has a career college record of 122-25. On the freestyle circuit, David was a 2018 U23 World Team Member at 79 kilograms.

"We are very excited to add David McFadden to our PRTC family. David embodies all of our organization's core values and will fit extremely well into our Philadelphia wrestling ecosystem. I have watched him compete with grit for many years, and it's an honor to have him aboard. We look forward to being part of his future growth as a leader on and off the mat," said Brandon Slay, executive director and head coach of the PRTC.

David added, "After analyzing other RTC opportunities, the PRTC was clearly different, and I'm thrilled to be joining the PRTC family. They deeply want to win, but they also value character, serving others, and making lives better through wrestling, which is very important to me. I couldn't be happier!"

At the PRTC, our mission is to enrich lives locally and globally through the sport of wrestling, and we do this by living out our core values of Faith over fear, Full effort, Struggle well, and Serve others.


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