For Penn wrestling, this is true both on and off the mats, with two of their mainstays coming back from time off.
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There’s an aura of familiarity surrounding Penn wrestling this season.
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Much like at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships two weeks ago, Penn wrestling saw mixed results at the NCAA Championships this weekend.
With two automatic qualifiers and three at-large bid recipients, the Quakers took five grapplers to St.
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Penn entered day two with three grapplers still in play in the semifinal round but left the day with only one finalist and without an individual champion.
The Quakers won’t be sending all six to them semi-finals, but they certainly held their own against some of the East Coast’s top grapplers.
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The Red and Blue’s wrestling season is about to hit critical mass with the approaching EIWA Conference Championships this weekend.
The Quakers, who are led by six All-Ivy grapplers, are in strong position to finish near the top of the heap Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa., something many believed to be unfathomable a few months ago.
The Red and Blue defeated both Princeton and Drexel at the Palestra this weekend to complete its home dual meet season with a perfect 6-0 record.
Behind dominating victories by the core trio of sophomore Caleb Richardson, senior C.J. Cobb and senior Lorenzo Thomas, the Quakers tallied their fourth straight victory in a 25-10 defeat of their New York rivals.
On Saturday afternoon at the Palestra, a familiar voice shouted out from the sidelines as wrestlers went to work on the mats.
"Work hard!" yelled Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle.
Following his sophomore season, C.J. Cobb stepped away from wrestling after a decade and a half of hard work and success. But he does not regret his decision one bit. In fact, it was his decision to walk away that made him fall back in love with the sport.
Penn wrestling is finally starting to grapple like they did at the beginning of the year when the Quakers opened the season with a national ranking. This is no doubt a result of Tirapelle finally possessing a healthy and deep roster.
Despite split results, Penn wrestling should be able to move forward with confidence after a strong weekend.