Penn Wrestling seems to love a good road trip.
The Quakers will hit the road not just once, but twice in the span of a single day to face Brown in Providence at 1PM and Harvard in Boston at 6PM this coming Saturday.
In just a year and a half at the helm of the Penn wrestling, head coach Alex Tirapelle has already molded the program into his own.
In a sport where points earned can range heavily from match to match, it is imperative to hold steady to the finish.
This week, Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle asked his wrestlers to take turns carrying each other across the practice room.
As Lorenzo Thomas stepped up for his bout with Binghamton’s Steven Schneider, Penn wrestling already maintained a comfortable 21-3 advantage on the day. For Thomas, however, the match was a big one.
Eight minutes and an 8-1 decision later, the Pittsburgh native had become just the 11th grappler in program history to record 100 career wins.
Even as Philadelphia and its citizens stock food, salt the roads, and seal their windows in advance of this weekend’s blizzard, Penn wrestling is preparing to weather a much different storm.