The big day has finally arrived for Penn wrestling.
This weekend, the Quakers will compete in the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships, at home in the Palestra.
With the most important challenge of the year looming on the horizon, sometimes all a team needs is a little morale boost.
That’s exactly what Penn wrestling got this weekend, going on the road to defeat rivals Princeton and Drexel, 22-9 and 20-10, respectively.
After dominating the regular season on the way to a seventh straight Ivy title, Penn confirmed its authority over the conference as it defeated Dartmouth, 10-7, in the final of the Ivy League Tournament.
The Quakers (6-3, 2-2 Ivy) rode a 5-0 run to close the first half on their way to a bruising 10-3 victory behind a hattrick by sophomore attack Isaac Bock — Penn’s first victory over Brown in four years.
As Penn wrestling enters the 2013 offseason, the Quakers must prepare to lose two of their best senior grapplers: Mark Rappo (125 pounds) and Micah Burak (197).
One year after senior Micah Burak finished seventh at 197 pounds to become Penn’s 26th All-American, the Quakers came back empty-handed from Des Moines, Iowa.
The Red and Blue will play in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) when they host Howard at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Palestra.
And for Penn senior Micah Burak, finally winning an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championship title in the 197-pound weightclass after being a runner-up three times in a row was definitely worth the wait.
The Quakers (8-20, 5-6 Ivy) entered their matchup against the Crimson (17-9, 9-3) having suffered two bad losses in a row against traditional Ivy bottom-dwellers Columbia and Dartmouth. But their effort against first-place Harvard would be a different story.
The Quakers enter this weekend’s home games against Dartmouth (6-18, 2-8) and Harvard (17-7, 9-1) with the only reasonable goal in mind of playing for pride — and for next season.
On Monday, Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, charged with the stabbing of her husband, former Penn basketball center Matt White, was declared competent to stand trial and waived her preliminary hearing.
After a 79-71 win over Cornell Friday night, the Quakers couldn’t get past a Columbia team which had lost seven of its previous eight games, losing to the Lions, 58-41.
Wrestling head coach and former Olympian Rob Eiter reacts to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic program starting with the 2020 Games.
The Quakers put on a show Saturday against Ivy League foes Harvard and Brown. The Crimson (4-5, 1-2 Ivy) drove the No. 22 Red and Blue (7-3, 2-1) to the edge in many bouts, but the latter avenged last year’s 23-19 loss by winning eight out of 10 bouts to secure a 24-6 victory at the Palestra.
When Penn wrestling hosts Harvard at the Palestra Saturday, it won’t be an event for culinary enthusiasts. The reason why? Only one dish will be served that day – revenge.
In a country where Janet Jackson’s boob was the No. 1 topic for an entire year and led to widespread TV censorship measures, it was nice to see for once that the U.S. is, in fact, all about sex.
While the No. 24 Quakers have given up 10 in a row to the No. 8 Big Red, this season might very well be the team’s best shot to put an end to the long losing streak against its archrival.
On Sunday at the Palestra, Iowa State handed Penn its second loss of the season, 25-9.
One weekend, 20 bouts and 13 victories later, the Quakers made it clear they’re in it for real, winning 24-12 against No. 21 Lehigh and 21-12 against Hofstra.
Penn’s wrestling team is seeking revenge this weekend in a doubleheader against rivals Lehigh and Hofstra in its last chance to make a statement before winter break.