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.
Penn wrestling will finish up
the home stretch of its dual season close to campus this weekend.
It has been a season filled with adjustments, surprises and obstacles for Penn. With everything that has been thrown at them these past three months, the Quakers could have easily fallen apart. But they have repeatedly refused to let their circumstances get the best of them.
Not even Penn wrestling’s own roster can boast too many stories quite like Friedman’s, even if the sophomore pre-med student hasn’t been able to log much mat time this year for the Quakers.
“Overly focused, it’s far from the time to rest now,” the rapper Drake insists on 'Pound Cake', a recent record.The same goes for Penn wrestling, a team that issued a 24-10 pounding of Ivy League foe Columbia at the Palestra on Saturday.
Penn wrestling, the plan is simple as it takes on Yale this weekend and enters the final stretch of the
season: just compete and let the results unfold as they may.
The Quakers won six bouts en route to a comfortable 23-12 win over the Crimson on Friday before the Bears upset them with some late heroics from the following afternoon, 18-16. The loss was the Quakers’ first to Brown in their last 22 meetings.
After falling to Cornell, 32-(-1), in an embarrassing dual at home on Feb. 1, this weekend’s doubleheader will give the Quakers a chance to pick themselves up and reestablish their confidence on the mats.
If this season has taught Penn wrestling anything, it’s that Lorenzo Thomas isn’t like most people in that regard.
Saturday, the No. 4 Big Red returned to the site of their last Ivy loss and dealt the Quakers a smackdown, 32-(-1).
Penn wrestling has a ways to go before they become the premier Ivy League wrestling program, but Saturday marks an opportunity for Penn to make a statement against the No. 4 team in the nation.
This is the first of a two-part examination of how Penn’s winter sports stack up midway throug the 2013-14 season
The Quakers dropped their Sunday afternoon match to their EIWA foe, 21-13, at the Palestra despite two seniors returning to the lineup
The Quakers will be looking to extend their Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association success and build their confidence during a crucial time in the season against Army.
Last weekend, No. 8 Nebraska knocked Penn wrestling to the floor in front of a massive crowd in Lincoln. This weekend, the Quakers picked themselves up and walked away victorious two duels.
And luckily for the Quakers, a favorable matchup presents itself for the Red and Blue with Binghamton coming to the Palestra on Friday evening before Penn travels to Bucknell on Sunday afternoon.
After losing their previous two duals, the going didn’t get any easier – or better – for Penn in Lincoln, who fell to eighth ranked Nebraska, 30-9.
It may be a new year, but Penn Wrestling’s performance at the Southern Scuffle was rather familiar as the squad achieved limited success up and down the lineup.
For Penn wrestling, the young season has featured significant turnover, tough matchups and injuries thus far. But while the Quakers (2-2) have not gotten off to an optimal start, that doesn’t mean Penn’s early matches can’t be valuable moving forward.