Rest is for the weak.
That has been Penn wrestling’s mantra as of late. And, after a weekend consisting of several closely contested and grueling dual matches, the Quakers have certainly earned a respite.
They got just what they needed.
In a pair of duals at Brown and Harvard on Feb. 6, Penn wrestling swept the competition. After taking down the Bears, 25-9, in Providence, Ri. the Quakersmade the trek to Cambridge, Ma., and dealt the Crimson a 26-9 beatdown.
Penn Wrestling seems to love a good road trip.
The Quakers will hit the road not just once, but twice in the span of a single day to face Brown in Providence at 1PM and Harvard in Boston at 6PM this coming Saturday.
As Lorenzo Thomas stepped up for his bout with Binghamton’s Steven Schneider, Penn wrestling already maintained a comfortable 21-3 advantage on the day. For Thomas, however, the match was a big one.
Eight minutes and an 8-1 decision later, the Pittsburgh native had become just the 11th grappler in program history to record 100 career wins.
Penn wrestlers were back on campus a few days early this semester to kick off the 2016 dual meet season in a hard fought 27-10 loss to Lehigh at the Palestra on Sunday.
The Quakers had already gotten a taste of the 10th ranked Mountainhawks over winter break at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Usually, comparing Penn to its state-funded counterpart elicits irritated exclamations or dismissive scoffs.
On Sunday, however, Penn wrestling traveled to University Park, this time looking to emulate the success of the Nittany Lions.
Ranked the No. 1 team in the country by InterMat, Penn State hosted the annual Nittany Lion Open on Sunday, inviting many of the top Division I teams from across the country.