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.
“We’re just trying to get better every day.”
At first glance, some of the early-season competitions for Penn Wrestling may seem lackluster in importance and reward.
Training alongside Penn’s thirty-one grapplers are four wrestlers working full-time to win gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The Quakers put up a fighting chance against defending national champion Penn State and some of the top wrestlers from around the country in the Palestra this weekend at the Keystone Classic.
Coming off a strong showing at the Southeast Open, Penn wrestling hopes to parlay that momentum into a great performance at their only home tournament of the year, the Keystone Classic
Sunday, Penn wrestling kicked things off, opening up the 2016-17 campaign at the Southeast Open in Roanoke, Va.
Leading the way for the Red and Blue was junior May Bethea, wrestling at 157 pounds a year removed from his first NCAA Tournament appearance.
Wrestling tights on and ready to go, Penn could not be more energy and excitement leading up to the first tournament of the year, the Southeast Open on Sunday Nov.
Penn wrestling is still more than three weeks shy of its home opener, but Philadelphia has already gotten a sneak preview of the Red and Blue’s talents.
Last Friday, the Quakers participated in the program’s inaugural “Grapple on the Green” event, setting up a practice session on College Green from 9 A.M.
The new members of Penn wrestling’s freshmen class boast sterling resumes, ranging from academic honors to athletic success.
If at the beginning of 2015 season you told Penn wrestling that they would have an All-American wrestler no one would have blinked.
Been there, done that.
As Penn wrestling readies for the 2015-16 season, the Quakers have the security of four returning NCAA qualifiers in Caleb Richardson, May Bethea, Brooks Martino and Casey Kent.
“I’ve been there three times and I’ve come up short three times,” Richardson said.
If anyone had forgotten about Casey Kent last year, his performance in the 2015-16 season has served to jog their memories.
It was a mistake to leave 174-pound senior Casey Kent unseeded.
It became a mistake Kent made his opponents pay for.
After watching his teammates struggle on the second day of the NCAA wrestling championships, 174-pounder Casey Kent made his opponents pay.
For the most part, Penn wrestling lives to fight another day at the NCAA Championships.
In collegiate wrestling, there exists a great disconnect between the NCAA and the Ivy League in their policies.
On Thursday, four Penn wrestlers will enter the world’s most famous arena for the year’s final tournament. If they have their way they won’t be leaving until Saturday, with a medal in their hands.