The wrestling season is just starting and the team has been working hard to have one of the best seasons in recent memory. Come see the team compete against some top competition. Matches will be starting at 9:00a.m. and going on all day long. Everyone will have multiple matches to see.
This year's annual Keystone Classic wrestling tournament will be the largest and most competitive since it's 15 year history. All of the teams from last year (Northwestern, Appalachian State, Rider, Princeton, Harvard, Boston U., American, Brown, Duke, VMI) will return and we have beefed up the field with the addition of NC State, Bloomsburg, Cal Poly and Indiana.
Each weight class has the depth of multiple returning NCAA qualifiers or All-Americans. Penn will be sending a strong team to the tournament including NCAA qualifiers Mark Rappo, Steve Robertson, and All-American Micah Burak.
Last year, Penn had 6 placers: 133 Brian Ortenzio (Champion), 149 Steven Robertson (Champion), 165 Lorenzo Thomas (2nd), 174 Ian Korb (4th), 184 Erich Smith (5th), 285 Steven Graziano (6th). Expect Penn to have more wrestlers place and more wrestlers place higher this year.
Come out and support the Quakers wrestling team in the first home competition of the year. Let's get a decent crowd to kickoff the season.
Shock the nation!