The No. 24 Penn wrestling team suffered their 11th defeat to No. 8 Cornell in a row on Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y., but returned to the Palestra and demonstrated their class with a 23-10 victory over EIWA rival Bucknell.
Senior Mark Rappo spent the 2011-12 season interning on Wall Street. Now, he returns as Penn’s only grappler at 125 pounds. Ranked No. 13 heading into the season, he will make his comeback Sunday in the Keystone Classic at the Palestra.
The Quakers headed to Dartmouth looking for their first win in Ivy play and their third win of the season. However, two goals from the Big Green in the opening 33 minutes meant they were always playing catch-up.
Freshmen Brendan Smith, Brandon Clark and Thomas Awad are leading a freshman charge for the Quakers. All three placed in the top 10 at the Paul Short Invitational last month and are making the future of Penn cross country look a little brighter.