PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Penn Wrestling will host Columbia on Sunday for its second double meet of the season. The Quakers and Lions will meet at the Palestra at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 23.
#23 Penn vs. Columbia
Sunday January 23 | 1 p.m.
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The Quakers and Lions meet for the first time since Feb. 8, 2020, when Columbia edged Penn at the Palestra, 17-15. The Quakers won three of the first four games, but the Lions fought back – a technology. falling to 184 contributing heavily – to take an 11-9 lead. Penn regained the lead as Michel Colaiocco put the Quakers up, 15-14 before the final game. However, a late third-period strikeout at 133 proved to be the difference, as a 4-3 decision in that final game gave the Lions victory.
Penn hosted Drexel on Tuesday for countable extra matches and won six of the Dragons’ seven bouts. Prior to that, the Quakers closed out the 2021 portion of their schedule by taking second place at the MatMen Open. Eleven grapplers qualified for the quarter-finals of the MatMen Open, the best among the competing teams. Three won their way to title fights as ryan miller (125), CJ Composto (141), Doug Zapf (157) all placed second in their weight class.
Columbia is in the midst of an eight-game doubleheader swing that began with losses at Lehigh (20-16) and Oklahoma State (35-6). The Lions are scheduled to face Princeton on Saturday at 1 p.m. 157) at No. 30, Joshua Ogunsanya (165) at No. 15 and Nick Fine (174) at No. 23.
* For the 2021-22 season, Roger Queen named Carmen Ferrante, Zapf, and Ben Goldin as captains for #TheMovement.
*For the third week in a row, Penn had at least one wrestler ranked in each of the ten weight classes
*Ten Quakers currently hold national rankings*, as reported by six national news outlets. Miller (125), Colaiocco (133), Compost (141), Antoine Artalona (149), Zapf (157), Lucas Revano (165), Nick Incontrara (174), Neil Antrassian (184), cole urbas (197), goldin (285) all achieved national rankings.
PENN’S PROJECTED RANGE *
125:23 ryan miller
133:12 Michel Colaiocco
141:15 CJ Composto Where Carmen Ferrante
149:20 Antoine Artalona Where Sement Kaya
157:21 Doug Zapf
165:24 Lucas Revano
174:19 Nick Incontrara
184:32 Neil Antrassian
197:32 cole urbas
285:33 Ben Goldin
PROJECTED COLUMBIA RANGE *
125: #15Joe Manchio
133:26 Angelo Rini or Zach Witmer
141:11 Matt Kazimir or Mason Clarke
149: Danny Fongaro or Matt Arciuolo
157:30 Kyle Mosher or Andy Garr
165:15 Joshua Ogunsanya
174:23 Nick Fine or Aaron Ayzerov
184: Brian Bonino or Jack McGill
197: Sam Wustefeld
285: Dan Conley
* Ranks listed are the highest individual rankings in the following rankings list: Amateur Wrestling News, Flo-wrestling, Intermat, Wrestlstat, The Open Mat and Wrestling Insider Newsmag.