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.
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.
After falling to Harvard, 23-19, in the morning, the Quakers recovered with an afternoon win over Brown, 30-7.
Losing five of their first six matches, the Quakers’ comeback attempt fell well short in a 23-13 defeat to the No. 24 Pride.
Although Penn has a slim chance to win the Ivy League, some Quakers’ grapplers are having great individual seasons.
Penn will face rival Cornell in the Quakers biggest test of the season.
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.
Although rankings drive selection to the NCAA tournament, its wins that speak the loudest.
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.
Sunday’s wrestling match against the rival Mountain Hawks displayed the two teams’ complementing weight classes, but Lehigh prevailed, 21-15.
In an action-packed weekend, Penn wrestling will have a chance to establish state supremacy as they face two local foes.
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.
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.
Following his sophomore year, Smith chose to follow former Wolverine Scott Giffin to Penn, where Giffin had transferred after a year in Ann Arbor.
While one is an experienced senior and the other is a freshman, Bryan Ortenzio and Steve Robertson have one thing in common.
The Red and Blue will look to their younger wrestlers to step up in the absence of senior Zack Kemmerer, who will represent Penn in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Arizona instead.
Junior Troy Hernandez spent three to four days a week in physical rehabilitation recovering from a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Penn’s wrestling team got off to a successful start Sunday, placing a total of eight wrestlers on the podium at Binghamton University’s Binghamton Open.
Coach Rob Eiter has put together an incredibly challenging schedule, which will feature four of the top-10 finishers from last year’s NCAA Championships.
Two Quaker wrestlers fell short in the World Team Trials