Weekend Wrap

As the men's and women's basketball teams rested this weekend, a number of other Penn teams went to battle fighting for wins against tough opponents. The Red and Blue came up big, with significant victories in track and field, fencing and wrestling. For recaps of these matchups and more, look no further than this week's edition of Weekend Wrap.

Wrestling
Facing No.8 ranked Cornell on Saturday, the wrestling squad fell to the Big Red for the 11th consecutive meeting. Although the matchup was closer than the 24-9 scoreline indicates, the Quakers could not hold off its Ivy League rival. Led by sophomore C.J. Cobb, Penn rebounded nicely on Sunday, taking down Bucknell, 23-10.

Big Red aura overwhelms Quakers

Men's track and field
Two weeks ago, the Penn men's track and field team finished in second place in a meet at the Armory in New York. On Saturday, the men returned to the track and demolished the competition, winning the meet by 25 points over Army. The Red and Blue received strong performances from Semi Ibikunle, Kirk Webb, Tim Carey and Thomas Pitt, and look to build on its recent string of outstanding performances this coming weekend at Penn State University's Sykes Sabock Cup.

Penn track builds on its momentum and wins in New York

Gymnastics
The Penn gymnastics team scored its first victory of the season on Saturday, defeating Ivy League rival Yale 191.525-187.900. The matchup was the Quakers first dual meet of the season, and the team was led by seniors Dana Bonincontri and Kirsten Strausbaugh. The team's momentum continues to grow, and it will head head to Muncie, Ind., this Friday to take on Ball State.

 BRIEF | Gymnastics sees dual meet success against Yale 

Fencing
Penn's men's and women's fencing teams turned in performances on Saturday that seem to have solidified each team's mindset at this point in the season. As the men defeated Haverford, Sacred Heart and No. 9 Duke, they improved to 13-1 on the season and are in a position to compete for the Ivy League crown. On the other hand, the women fell to No.7 Northwestern and No. 9 Temple. While the team is strong. it continues to build, and it is clear that there is room for improvement before the Quakers can compete for an Ivy League championship.

Penn fencing confirms expectations at Philadelphia Invitational 

Weekend Wrap

We all know you've had ample basketball coverage this weekend, but you can only read so much about Penn's 20-point loss to St. Joseph’s. So what about the rest of the Red and Blue? For recaps of Penn's other squads, look no further than this week's edition of Weekend Wrap.

Women’s squash

Led by the efforts of freshmen Haidi Lala and Camille Lanier, the No. 5 Quakers narrowly defeated No. 4 Trinity, 6-3. With only one loss so far this season, the Red and Blue are looking to win a national championship, but first will have to prove themselves against the first-ranked Princeton Tigers on Jan. 30.

Penn women's squash wins with mental toughness

Men’s squash

There wasn’t much to hope for Penn men’s squash team entering their contest against No. 2 Trinity, and that was confirmed as the Bantams blanketed the Quakers, 9-0. Notable, though, was No.1 Danny Greenberg’s 11-7 win in his third game against Reinhold Hergeth, and Daniel Judd’s two wins at No. 9 against Juan Lopez.

Penn men's squash falls to undefeated Trinity

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Gymnast Commits to Penn

For all you gymnastics fans out there, Makenzie Davis of Blue Springs High School has signed a national letter to attend the University of Pennsylvania. Davis initially took on the sport as a hobby but continued it even though it wasn't offered at her school. She continued training as a member of Al Fong's Great American Gymnastic Express for several years and states that the longtime coach of former Olympians Terin Humphrey and Courtney McCool "helped her land with the University of Pennsylvania."

Davis joins a Quaker team that recently recaptured the Ivy League title and one that is retaining a young core led by rising junior and reigning Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference gymnastics Athlete of the Year, Dana Bonincontri.

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