Wrestling

02/08/16 12:43am

Penn wrestling sweeps weekend duals

They got just what they needed. In a pair of duals at Brown and Harvard on Feb. 6, Penn wrestling swept the competition. After taking down the Bears, 25-9, in Providence, Ri. the Quakersmade the trek to Cambridge, Ma., and dealt the Crimson a 26-9 beatdown.
02/04/16 12:30am

Penn wrestling prepares for pair of duals in New England

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.
02/02/16 12:24am

Penn wrestling's Alex Tirapelle settles in during second year

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.
02/01/16 9:30am

Despite early leads, Penn wrestling drops pair of duals

In a sport where points earned can range heavily from match to match, it is imperative to hold steady to the finish.
01/28/16 12:30am

Penn wrestling prepares for bouts against Princeton, Rider

This week, Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle asked his wrestlers to take turns carrying each other across the practice room.
01/25/16 12:23am

Thomas becomes 11th Penn wrestler to log 100 wins

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.
01/21/16 10:07pm

As Philadelphia readies for snow, Penn wrestling readies for Binghamton

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.
01/14/16 3:37am

For Penn wrestling's Tirapelle, family comes first

Penn wrestling’s head coach Alex Tirapelle likes to stress the importance of communication to his athletes.
01/13/16 1:33am

In first dual meet of season, Penn wrestling falls to No. 10 Lehigh

Penn wrestlers were back on campus a few days early this semester to kick off the 2016 dual meet season in a hard fought 27-10 loss to Lehigh at the Palestra on Sunday. The Quakers had already gotten a taste of the 10th ranked Mountainhawks over winter break at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn.
01/04/16 2:04pm

Penn wrestling ushers in New Year with impressive individual victories

When the clock struck midnight and the new year was rung in this weekend, many Penn students were out and about.
12/06/15 11:35pm

Penn wrestling hangs tough at Nittany Lion Open

Usually, comparing Penn to its state-funded counterpart elicits irritated exclamations or dismissive scoffs. On Sunday, however, Penn wrestling traveled to University Park, this time looking to emulate the success of the Nittany Lions. Ranked the No. 1 team in the country by InterMat, Penn State hosted the annual Nittany Lion Open on Sunday, inviting many of the top Division I teams from across the country.
12/03/15 12:54am

Penn wrestling excited for journey to Nittany Lion Open

What does Penn wrestling have in common with a Batman villain?
12/01/15 9:53pm

Long road back for pair of Penn wrestlers

For Penn wrestling, this is true both on and off the mats, with two of their mainstays coming back from time off.
12/01/15 12:34am

Pair of fresh college grads join Penn wrestling staff

For some people, four years just isn’t enough.
11/24/15 3:14am

Penn wrestling's grapplers unicycle for glory

When it comes to reinventing the wheel, Penn athletes hope to usher in a new era of transportation.
11/22/15 11:11pm

Penn wrestling brings home three titles in Keystone Classic

The saying in wrestling may go “sweep the legs,” but the grappling that took place at Sunday’s Keystone Classic left onlookers’ legs rooted to the spot in suspense.
11/18/15 2:02am

Wrestling Issue | Red and Blue have a Cobb mentality

At the start of last season, most sentences involving C.J. Cobb ended in a question mark. But after finishing one win shy of All-American status in 2015, Cobb provided the answers to those questions and planted the seeds for what is set to be a limitless swan song for the Red and Blue.
11/17/15 11:45pm

Wrestling Issue | Quakers enter 2015 with strong depth

There’s an aura of familiarity surrounding Penn wrestling this season.
11/17/15 10:46pm

Wrestling Issue | Palestra to trade hoops for mats, play host to elite tournament

The Palestra is usually called the Cathedral of College Basketball. A new sport, however, is prepared to take ownership of that storied arena.
11/17/15 10:46pm

Wrestling Issue | Philly-native freshmen ready for homcoming

Although Penn wrestling doesn’t often feature Philadelphia natives on its roster, this year’s squad includes two freshmen alone who call the City of Brotherly Love home.