Penn wrestling will head to State College, Pa., Sunday morning for the Nittany Lion Open with three freshmen in its starting lineup.
After coming up just short of two higher-ranked opponents in its first two meets of the day, the Penn wrestling team topped the two opponents it was slated to beat.
Matt Valenti is currently ranked No. 4 in the country at 60 kilograms and has seen his share of success on the international level.
The Penn wrestling team made a bold statement in its home gym at Sunday’s Keystone Classic, reclaiming the team trophy that it last held in 2008.
The Quakers will hope to demonstrate their superior fitness on Sunday in the eighth annual Keystone Classic held at the Palestra in a meet that carries vital postseason implications.
After tying the 141-pound weight-class championship match at the end of regulation, senior Zack Kemmerer rallied in the second overtime to capture first place at the Binghamton Open, capping a successful day for the wrestling team.
Though the team competed in an intrasquad meet this past weekend, coach Rob Eiter said he hopes to use the Binghamton Open as an opportunity to gauge the skill level of his team against outside competition.
The Penn wrestling team unofficially kicked off its season Saturday, facing off against familiar opponents: themselves.
Penn wrestling coach Rob Eiter is making a move into the spotlight on Tuesday — in Budapest, Hungary of all places.
The wrestling program has been shrouded in mystery since last November, when the Penn Athletic Department doled out suspensions to Penn wrestlers under the vague guise of “administrative policy.”
Junior Scott Giffin defeated No. 6 Mike Benefiel en route to All-America honors and a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Tournament, the highest finish for a Penn wrestler since 2007.
Penn will send six wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, which begin Thursday.
The EIWA tournament will be held at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena this Saturday and Sunday, and will feature 13 teams all fighting for the season crown.
After a long day of practice, Penn wrestling coach Rob Eiter sometimes comes home to find that his living room has turned into a wrestling mat.
Wrestlers can pull from a number of complicated tactics, which often have even more complex names, in order to gain points.
The Penn wrestling team made quick work of an inferior Princeton squad Saturday, downing the Tigers, 23-11. Sunday proved less fruitful, however, as the Quakers could not keep up with the No. 7 Mountain Hawks, falling 30-9.
While the Bible says to do unto others as you would want done unto you, the Burak brothers often find themselves ignoring this adage on the mat.
The Quakers obliterated an overmatched Brown squad 35-6, then picked up its fourth straight dual victory with a 41-11 demolition of Harvard.
Wrestlers kick off EIWA matches against Brown and Harvard in preparation for upcoming contests against top-ranked teams.
Former Penn wrestling phenomenon and current assistant coach Matt Valenti has his eyes set on making the 2012 Olympic Games in London.