Wrestling

12/11/17 12:00am

Injured and outclassed, Penn wrestling falls to No. 5 Lehigh, 41-6

Injuries proved too much for Penn to overcome, as in just about every weight class of Sunday’s match, the Quakers were stymied by No. 5 Lehigh and fell by a score of 41-6. Although the Red and Blue (3-2) briefly held the lead at 6-5 after two bouts, Lehigh (5-1) scored 36 unanswered points to close out the match.
12/06/17 8:03pm

In final collegiate season, stacked class of senior captains seeks to return Penn wrestling to glory

You could call them the Superior Six. Seniors May Bethea, Joe Heyob, Marc Mastropietro, Frank Mattiace, Joe Oliva, and Joe Velliquette might not look like the most uniform group of guys. Their weights vary from 140 to 200 pounds and everywhere in between — and yet their uniformly strong leadership elevates them above the rest.
12/06/17 7:37pm

Penn wrestling's three-match win streak to be put to the test against No. 5 Lehigh

Another top-five team is set to enter the Palestra, and the Quakers are ready. This Sunday at 1 P.M., Penn wrestling will host No. 5 Lehigh, a match that will test how well the Red and Blue can perform against a top-notch team, both on the individual and team level.
12/06/17 6:59pm

Future of Penn wrestling looks bright with freshmen off to promising starts

Coach Roger Reina has continuously spoken highly of the freshmen members of the team and their development throughout the early stages of the season and sees the potential for greatness in the upcoming years.  
12/05/17 9:35pm

Influx of young talent leads to position battles for Penn wrestling

Because of these new wrestlers, as well as the returners from last year, the roster is filled with talent, as evidenced by the team’s three wins in the Hofstra Duals. While this plezthora of strong wrestlers is clearly a plus for Penn, it also means that difficult decisions must be made regarding the team’s starting personnel, as only one wrestler per weight class can compete in each dual.
12/05/17 7:53pm

The return of a legend — Roger Reina back at the helm for Penn wrestling

Roger Reina, Penn wrestling’s winningest coach, returned to the program this season after a 12-year hiatus. Before stepping down as head coach in 2005, Reina spent 25 consecutive years with the program as a wrestler, assistant coach and head coach. In fact, he was named head coach only two years after graduating from Penn, making him the youngest coach in Division I wrestling at the time. 
12/03/17 9:15pm

Penn wrestling's weekend performance has the season off to a strong start

In Penn wrestling's opening weekend with duals, the Quakers  finished 3-1 with wins over Campbell, The Citadel, and Hofstra, while suffering a loss against Rider.
11/29/17 9:27pm

After impressive Keystone Classic, Penn wrestling prepares for dual meets including No. 21 Rider

The Red and Blue welcome a nationally ranked Rider team (1-1) that is eager to continue their success after defeating Iowa State this past Sunday.  
11/19/17 10:38pm

Penn wrestling impresses amongst stacked field at Keystone Classic

This past Sunday, Penn wrestling hosted 11 other teams in an electric Palestra filled with fans from all over the East Coast for the annual Keystone Classic.
11/15/17 9:41pm

Fresh off impressive season opener, Penn wrestling welcomes elite competition in Keystone Classic

Not all sports save their biggest events for the end of the year. This Sunday, Penn wrestling will welcome 12 teams and 20 ranked wrestlers in the annual Keystone Classic, including No. 1 Penn State.
11/12/17 11:00pm

Roger Reina makes killer (second) first impression as Penn wrestling dominates in season opener

New head coach, no problem. In Roger Reina’s first competition in charge of the Quakers since 2005, Penn wrestling put up a strong showing in the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open at Binghamton University this past Sunday, with eight of its fourteen wrestlers placing in their respective weight classes.
05/24/17 1:42am

Hall of Famer Roger Reina to return as Penn wrestling coach

After graduating from Penn and coaching the wrestling team from 1986-2005, Penn Athletic Director Grace Calhoun announced Wednesday that Reina would be returning to his position as head coach. The news comes two weeks after Calhoun announced that former head coach Alex Tirapelle had resigned.
05/10/17 10:22am

Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle announces resignation

Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle has tendered his resignation, Penn Athletics announced Wednesday morning. No motivation was given for the sudden resignation, and an immediate successor was no announced.
03/19/17 8:01pm

Penn wrestling finishes season with strong showing at NCAA Championships

Penn wrestling officially finished their 2016-2017 season this past St. Patrick’s day weekend, with five of the team’s top wrestlers taking on the nation’s best at the Scottrade Center in St.
03/15/17 9:38pm

These five Penn wrestlers will compete for national glory this weekend at the NCAA Championships

It all comes down to this. For Penn wrestling, the entire season culminates in St. Louis when five Quakers will travel to the Scottrade Center for the NCAA Tournament. The Quakers are hoping for a third all-American in the last four years.
03/12/17 6:38pm

Spring Break Roundup: How did Penn Athletics fare over the past week?

You know all about Penn men’s and women’s basketball’s performances at the inaugural Ivy League tournament this weekend, but those teams were far from the only Red and Blue squads competing over a jam-packed spring break.
03/04/17 9:40pm

Mattiace captures Penn wrestling's first EIWA title in four years

When the smoke cleared at the EIWA tournament, it turned out to be a hallmark performance for Penn wrestling and senior Frank Mattiace. The Quakers (6-8, 4-7 EIWA) did not end up with a high team score, but impressive individual performances led to four NCAA qualifications.
03/01/17 5:18pm

It's postseason time for Penn wrestling, who fight for a conference championship this weekend

In a sport defined by pushing one’s mental and physical abilities to the brink, this weekend presents the greatest test in fortitude that Penn wrestling has faced all year. For this weekend, Penn will travel to Bucknell to compete in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships.
02/28/17 7:39pm

Though his Penn wrestling days are done, Ray Bethea continues to dominate

On Penn wrestling’s Senior Day in February 2016, then-senior 165-pounder Ray Bethea thought that it might be one of the last times he took the mat as a collegiate grappler. Yet, his wrestling career has managed to find one last year of life down south.
02/23/17 12:28pm

Penn wrestling dropped by crosstown rival Drexel

More than just an Eastern Intercollegiate WrestlingA league match, Penn wrestling [6-8, 4-6 EIWA)] welcomed Drexel [(13-6, 8-3 EIWA)] to the Palestra for a match to not only determine bragging rights for 33rd street but also for a cheesesteak.