Weekend Wrap

The women's basketball team wasn't the only Penn team to find success this weekend, as the wrestling, tennis, gymnastics, swimming and track and field teams also were in action. For a look back at the wrestling team's win against Columbia, the tennis teams victories over Stony Brook, and the gymnastics team's outstanding performance, among other matchups from the past weekend, here is this week's edition of Weekend Wrap.

Wrestling:

The No. 23 Quakers secured a decisive victory over Ivy League rival Columbia over the weekend due in large part to strong production from its light and heavy weights. Penn kicked off the meet with a hot start, as No. 20 Mark Rappo, No. 11 C.J. Cobb and sophomore Jeff Canfora secured wins in their respective bouts. After dropping a few matchups in the middle weights, the Red and Blue captured their final three bouts, securing the victory for the Quakers.

Penn wrestling closes out Columbia in New York

Gymnastics:

The Penn gymnastics squad posted the fourth-highest team score in program history on Sunday, but came up just short against Bridgeport. The Quakers, whose 193.975 team score was the highest of the season, were led by seniors Kirsten Strausbaugh and Megan Milavec, along with freshman Elyse Shenberger. Although the team fell 195.325-193.975, the Red and Blue turned in season highs in each event and look to carry their momentum into the Ivy Classic next week.

Penn gymnastics posts season highs for all events in loss

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Weekend Wrap

With several teams out on the road this weekend, the Quakers were fortunate to make it through the blizzard up in the Northeast and return safely to campus. Three Penn teams scored significant victories this weekend, with the women's squash, gymnastics and wrestling teams dominating their opponents. Here now is this week's edition of Weekend Wrap.

Wrestling:

The Penn wrestling team picked up its first two Ivy League victories of this season by winning 17 of 20 total matches against Harvard and Brown. The Quakers were able to avenge last year's loss to Harvard due in large part to strong performances from  junior Canaan Bethea, sophomore Ian Korb and No. 20 Mark Rappo. After dropping two matches to the Crimson in the victory, Penn fell one victory shy of a clean sweep of Brown later in the afternoon. The Quakers controled the matchup from start to finish, and won, 35-4.

Penn wrestling puts Harvard back in its place

Men's Squash:

The season ended on a sour note for the Penn men's squash team. The squad dropped both of its matches this weekend, first to No. 11 Columbia on Friday, 5-4, and then on Sunday to No. 5 Cornell, 7-2. The Quakers completed the regular season having lost eight of their final nine games. While the matchup against Columbia was tied at 4 wins a piece,  Penn junior John Dudzik dropped his match against Columbia’s Tony Zou to give the Lions the 'W'. On Sunday, the Big Red dominated the Quakers, with only junior Daniel Judd (8-5, 4-3) and sophomore Jack Maine (7-7, 3-4) scoring victories for Penn.

Men’s squash finishes Ivy League slate on a sour note

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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.

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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.

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