In a star-studded competition, including 22 ranked wrestlers and a defending national champion, there was no match more anticipated, by Penn fans and college wrestling fans alike, than the 184 pound final bout in Sunday’s Keystone Classic.
The Palestra will see some serious star power on Sunday. Penn wrestling will host the Keystone Classic tournament, welcoming Drexel, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, and Stanford, among others.
Senior Lorenzo Thomas took home the title in the 184-pound category at the East Stroudsburg University Open, going 5-0 on the day.
Penn wrestling will sport a much different look this year.
The most prominent change, of course, is among the coaching ranks, where coach Alex Tirapelle has replaced Rob Eiter after Eiter resigned last May.
Sophomore 133-pounder Caleb Richardson has been under bright lights of college wrestling’s biggest stage when he went to the NCAA tournament as a 12- pound freshman.
On Saturday, two Penn wrestlers, senior Lorenzo Thomas and senior C.J. Cobb, represented the Quakers in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in front of over 5,000 fans.
Alex Tirapelle, the new head of Penn’s wrestling program, won’t be turning any heads with his style of coaching.He wouldn’t have it any other way.
Penn may not boast many All-American athletes, but senior wrestler Lorenzo Thomas is anything but boastful about his resume.
After six seasons as the head coach of Penn wrestling, Rob Eiter has decided to resign.
year long, we listened to the theme of how youth, inexperience, and a slew of
injuries resulted in a rollercoaster 2013-14 season for Penn wrestling.
No. 11 seed Lorenzo Thomas went 5-3 over a grueling three-day stretch at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City to finish sixth and become Penn’s first ever 184-pound All-American, the 27th overall.
The Quakers are sending four wrestlers to Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena, including 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Assocation Championship runners-up junior Lorenzo Thomas and senior Brad Wukie
Even without an individual winner at this year’s edition of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, Penn wrestling is still feeling pretty good about its performance.
the Red and Blue are not loaded with the firepower of the last several years,
the blue-collar squad should contend seriously at multiple weight classes.
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.