Even with the recent news of wrestling’s demise from the 2020 Olympic Games, the Penn wrestling team is pushing on bravely. The No. 23 Quakers travel to New York to face Columbia this weekend.
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.
On Saturday, the Quakers narrowly defeated a No. 4 Trinity squad ranked just one place above them, 6-3, in a match that featured plenty of drama.
Having faced three top-10 schools within the span of a week, the Quakers take to the courts Saturday against No. 2 Trinity.
After a close loss to Williams last Friday, the Quakers reverted back to their winning ways, resoundingly defeating Navy at the Ringe Squash Courts, 8-1.
After losing to No. 3 Oklahoma State on Sunday, coach Rob Eiter made it clear that, at 133 pounds and at heavyweight, the first spot on the team is up for grabs.
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.
At the Head of the Charles Regatta, the men’s lightweight, men’s heavyweight and women’s teams will be joined by 9,000 athletes in what is the ultimate two-day competition.
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.