Been there, done that.
As Penn wrestling readies for the 2015-16 season, the Quakers have the security of four returning NCAA qualifiers in Caleb Richardson, May Bethea, Brooks Martino and Casey Kent.
“I’ve been there three times and I’ve come up short three times,” Richardson said.
If anyone had forgotten about Casey Kent last year, his performance in the 2015-16 season has served to jog their memories.
It was a mistake to leave 174-pound senior Casey Kent unseeded.
It became a mistake Kent made his opponents pay for.
After watching his teammates struggle on the second day of the NCAA wrestling championships, 174-pounder Casey Kent made his opponents pay.
For the most part, Penn wrestling lives to fight another day at the NCAA Championships.
In collegiate wrestling, there exists a great disconnect between the NCAA and the Ivy League in their policies.
On Thursday, four Penn wrestlers will enter the world’s most famous arena for the year’s final tournament. If they have their way they won’t be leaving until Saturday, with a medal in their hands.
It’s still unclear if Penn women’s basketball will qualify for the NCAA Tournament, but one team on campus already got a little taste of March Madness.
The road to NCAAs runs through Princeton.
All winning streaks must come to an end, and Penn wrestling’s 13-year string of victories over city rival Drexel came to an end Saturday night.
Rest is for the weak.
That has been Penn wrestling’s mantra as of late. And, after a weekend consisting of several closely contested and grueling dual matches, the Quakers have certainly earned a respite.
As the winter sports start to head down the final stretch, we discussed which Penn Athletics team has the most critical games this upcoming weekend.
They got just what they needed.
In a pair of duals at Brown and Harvard on Feb. 6, Penn wrestling swept the competition. After taking down the Bears, 25-9, in Providence, Ri. the Quakersmade the trek to Cambridge, Ma., and dealt the Crimson a 26-9 beatdown.
Penn Wrestling seems to love a good road trip.
The Quakers will hit the road not just once, but twice in the span of a single day to face Brown in Providence at 1PM and Harvard in Boston at 6PM this coming Saturday.
In just a year and a half at the helm of the Penn wrestling, head coach Alex Tirapelle has already molded the program into his own.
In a sport where points earned can range heavily from match to match, it is imperative to hold steady to the finish.
This week, Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle asked his wrestlers to take turns carrying each other across the practice room.
As Lorenzo Thomas stepped up for his bout with Binghamton’s Steven Schneider, Penn wrestling already maintained a comfortable 21-3 advantage on the day. For Thomas, however, the match was a big one.
Eight minutes and an 8-1 decision later, the Pittsburgh native had become just the 11th grappler in program history to record 100 career wins.
Even as Philadelphia and its citizens stock food, salt the roads, and seal their windows in advance of this weekend’s blizzard, Penn wrestling is preparing to weather a much different storm.
Penn wrestling’s head coach Alex Tirapelle likes to stress the importance of communication to his athletes.