Wrestling

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.
02/15/17 5:21pm

One last chance for Penn wrestling to tune up in dual meet against Drexel

Through hours of blood, sweat, and tears, athletes spend countless hours training and fine-tuning their skills in order to compete at the highest level when it matters most. After almost a season’s worth of preparation, Penn wrestling will compete in one final meet against Drexel this Sunday in what will be their final chance to iron out any wrinkles before the poignant EIWA and NCAA championships.
02/12/17 5:22pm

Penn wrestling salvages impressive weekend triple-header with two intense EIWA wins

Penn wrestling has a lot to feel proud of after this weekend. With two comeback wins against Binghamton and Columbia in an EIWA triple-header, it’s clear the Quakers are never out of it until the last pin or decision of the final match.
02/08/17 6:44pm

Penn wrestling hits the road for brutal conference triple-header

With dual season nearing its close, Penn wrestling is looking to kick into high gear. For one more weekend, the Quakers (4-6, 2-5 EIWA) will have a loaded slate with little rest in between.
02/07/17 1:20pm

Penn wrestling's Brooks Martino making the most of rare fifth-year opportunity

Long a stalwart of Penn wrestling, fifth-year senior and 165-pounder Brooks Martino made his return to the Red and Blue on January 8th after a semester off from the team.
02/05/17 9:26pm

Penn wrestling takes down Harvard but falls to Brown in weekend split

Penn wrestling had mixed results in a brutal Saturday afternoon this past weekend, splitting a pair of critical back-to-back conference matchups against Ivy foes Harvard and Brown.
02/01/17 8:28pm

Penn wrestling faces brutal Saturday EIWA doubleheader

Some Penn Athletics programs are given seven days between competition, but the wrestling squad will take on two opponents this weekend with only a four-hour break in between. Making things even more difficult, the Quakers (3-5, 1-4 EIWA) will welcome a pair of stellar teams in Harvard and Brown, two conference rivals that have given the team problems in the past.
01/29/17 10:01pm

In tough EIWA doubleheader, Penn wrestling salvages a split

For Penn Wrestling, this past weekend served as a crucial opportunity to gain momentum heading into a stretch of important conference games. The results? Mixed.
01/29/17 9:39pm

Penn Athletics Weekend MVP: May Bethea

With all due respect to the historic offensive outburst from Penn men’s basketball’s AJ Brodeur in his squad’s win at La Salle, Wednesday night can’t really be considered part of the weekend by any stretch of the imagination. So while the freshman’s epic performance is certainly worthy of respect, the efforts from wrestling’s May Bethea in his team’s EIWA doubleheader make him worthy of MVP honors.
01/25/17 11:16pm

Another stingy conference matchup awaits for Penn wrestling against Bucknell

Another day, another dual. For Penn wrestling, this weekend will be another test of resilience, as it will face strong opposition with minimal recovery time in between.
01/21/17 6:35pm

Penn wrestling overpowered by No. 7 Lehigh, but takes down Lock Haven in weekend split

One weekend after a signature win against the 17th-ranked Stanford Cardinal, Penn wrestling (2-4, 0-3 EIWA) would go on to face another ranked squad, this time visiting No. 7 Lehigh (8-1, 6-0 EIWA) in Bethlehem on Friday. Unfortunately, the magic would not continue for the Quakers, as the Mountain Hawks were victorious in all but two bouts on the day.
01/18/17 11:31pm

Penn wrestling has the match of the season this weekend with No. 8 Lehigh waiting in the wings

The match against Lehigh is important, but the Quakers still have to deal with Lock Haven in a match they can ill afford to lose. That affair is unique in its own right, with gymnastics simultaneously competing with wrestling in the Palestra. The event, set for Saturday at noon, is being dubbed “Beauty and the Beast.” While many other universities have put on similar events, Saturday marks the first time that such an occasion will take place in the Palestra.