After a less than stellar winter break, Penn wrestling needed some sort of success to right the ship before opening Ivy play.
It’s a new year with a new lineup for Penn, yet the Red and Blue’s results were similarly lackluster. Following a mediocre performance at the prestigious Midlands Championships, the Quakers under-impressed in their dual meet with Iowa State.
For Penn wrestling, hopefully the stress of exams coupled with the joy of the holiday season will enable it to put the first half of the wrestling season behind it as the Quakers prepare for the Midlands Championships on Dec.
The Red and the Blue lost against No.11 Lehigh decisively on Saturday in Bethlehem, as the Mountain Hawks emerged with a definitive 31-6 victory at home.
Penn wrestling will be tested by one of its most vaunted opponents — and bitter rivals — this weekend.
The Quakers will take on No.
While the Quakers showed a lot of promise Sunday in Lawrenceville their flaws also got exposed as they split their dual meets with Clarion and Rider.
With a demanding course load, the underclassman could’ve done what most Ivy League athletes would do — focus on his studies and come back to the team the following year. But Brooks Martino isn’t like most Ivy League athletes.
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.