Individually finishing 2-0 on the weekend and keying a wild upset of No. 17 Stanford, Penn wrestling's Frank Mattiace is our choice as the Penn Athletics weekend MVP.
Sometimes the start can decide the whole ballgame.
On Sunday, Penn wrestling got to experience that twice — falling to Army, 18-14, before knocking off No. 17 Stanford, 19-17, for its first win over a ranked opponent since 2012.
There was no leisure for Penn wrestling this winter break, with the Quakers filling their time with some big tournaments and key Ivy League matches.
Southern Hospitality did not treat Penn too kindly when it traveled down to Chattanooga for the Southern Scuffle on New Years Day.
Penn wrestling is approaching winter break ready to work hard and win some key matches.
As winter break approaches, the Quakers are preparing for two major tournaments – the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Lehman Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – before a huge dual meet against Princeton on January 8.
You can’t achieve greatness without a bit of humility, and Penn wrestling just picked up its fair share of the latter this weekend.
In their opening dual meet of the season, the undermanned Quakers were outmatched by a strong Rider team, losing seven of ten individual matches en route to a thorough 32-10 defeat at the hands of the Broncs.
After stringing together strong performances in each of the early season tournaments, the Quakers look to start off Dual Meet Season on the right foot against a strong Rider team.
Wrestling for the first time since being named an All-American at March's NCAA Championships, Penn wrestling's Casey Kent at Sunday's Journeyman Tussle.