Wrestling

03/12/12 1:14am

Ortenzio wins 133-pound title at EIWA Championships

The squad finished fourth overall in the tournament held at Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium on March 3-4 and will send five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships this weekend in St. Louis.
02/29/12 11:15pm

Penn wrestles for top seeds

This weekend, five Penn wrestlers will compete at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships. While three Quakers have already qualified for the NCAAs, the other two need to win to qualify.
02/19/12 11:08pm

Grapplers extend dominant streak

For the 21st year in a row, the Penn wrestling team tamed the Tigers. In their regular season finale, the Quakers defeated Princeton, 24-10.
02/17/12 2:49am

Penn wrestling ready to go Tiger hunting

Saturday, Penn wrestling will travel to the Garden State to take on Ivy rival Princeton on its Senior Day in the Quakers’ last regular season tune-up before the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships.
02/14/12 9:27pm

Sophomore Steven Graziano fills a big hole

After wrestling almost exclusively at 197 pounds last season, Graziano was called up to heavyweight only after regular starter and last year’s Ivy League Rookie of the Year Kyle Cowan went down to a season-ending shoulder injury.
02/13/12 12:21am

Penn wrestling edges Columbia, 19-18

Saturday, despite being significantly undersized, sophomore Steven Graziano won in the 285-pound weightclass, 5-2, against Columbia’s behemoth — No. 27 Kevin Lester. His win in the final round gave the Quakers a 19-18 victory over the Lions.
02/09/12 11:55pm

One last hurrah at home for Penn wrestling

Cornell may have already claimed the Ivy League title, but there’s still a lot at stake for the Penn wrestling team.The Quakers face Columbia at the Palestra this Saturday before traveling to Lewisburg, Pa., to compete against Bucknell Sunday.
02/08/12 11:15pm

Penn wrestlers bulking up for the team

For most people, gaining or losing 10 pounds is a major transition. For some on the Penn wrestling team, though, it’s nothing out of the ordinary.
02/07/12 8:17pm

Penn wrestler Bryan Ortenzio back and better than ever

Ortenzio came to Penn and impressively started as a freshman. Although he had an average year, at 20-18, he has since worked hard to improve. His record was a solid 31-13 during his junior year. Returning this season after a semester away, Ortenzio is having a career year.
02/05/12 6:16pm

Penn wrestling splits Saturday Ivy meets

After falling to Harvard, 23-19, in the morning, the Quakers recovered with an afternoon win over Brown, 30-7.
01/30/12 1:03am

Rusty Quakers overpowered by Hofstra

Losing five of their first six matches, the Quakers’ comeback attempt fell well short in a 23-13 defeat to the No. 24 Pride.
01/17/12 11:44pm

Karl Bagherzadeh | Quakers near the tipping point of success

Although Penn has a slim chance to win the Ivy League, some Quakers’ grapplers are having great individual seasons.
01/12/12 11:25pm

No. 5 Cornell awaits Penn wrestling

Penn will face rival Cornell in the Quakers biggest test of the season.
12/11/11 11:07pm

Experienced Terrapins take tight match over Penn wrestling

Penn wrestling had a chance to assert its prowess facing two top fifteen opponents before heading into winter break. But after falling to No. 10 Lehigh last week, experience was Penn’s achilles heel this week, as No. 15 Maryland triumphed over the Quakers, 21-15.
12/08/11 11:16pm

Penn wrestling discusses rankings

Although rankings drive selection to the NCAA tournament, its wins that speak the loudest.
12/06/11 11:41pm

Brian Dolph comes full circle as Penn assistant coach

After an eight-year hiatus, a familiar ally has returned to Penn wrestling. Brian Dolph, who first joined the Quakers coaching staff as an assistant in 1994, left to pursue work as a high-school coach and physical education teacher in 2003.
12/05/11 12:12am

Lehigh wrestling heavyweights overpower Penn

Sunday’s wrestling match against the rival Mountain Hawks displayed the two teams’ complementing weight classes, but Lehigh prevailed, 21-15.
12/02/11 12:57am

Penn wrestling gets its chance at retribution

In an action-packed weekend, Penn wrestling will have a chance to establish state supremacy as they face two local foes.
11/28/11 11:38pm

Matt Valenti one step closer to his Olympic wrestling dreams

Valenti has been training for the U.S. world team for six years, but has yet to make it. To do so, he must be in the country’s top three at the 60 kilogram weightclass — he is currently ranked sixth.
11/27/11 10:58pm

Wrestling trio turns in perfect performance at Northeast Duals

Penn wrestling’s “Big Three” walked into the Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals on Saturday looking to make a statement. Their actions spoke louder than any words could.