Drexel Wrestling Falls to No. 23 Penn, 37-0, to Close Out Regular Season

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Drexel wrestling squad fell to No. 23 Penn on Sunday afternoon, 37-0, at the Palestra. The Dragons finish out the regular season at 8-12 overall, while the Quakers improve to 10-3.

Freshman Jacob Goodwin took on No. 14 Mark Rappo but fell, 15-7. Penn's Jeff Canfora followed with a win over Jordan Hart at 133. Senior Frank Cimato put up a good fight at 141 against No. 9 C.J. Cobb, but ultimately was defeated, 4-1. Joshua Yurasits lost to Andrew Lenzi at 149, while Austin Sommer fell just short of a victory at 157 to Penn's Troy Hernandez, 3-2.

Casey Kent picked up a win for the Quakers over Connor Moran and Ian Korb followed with a victory over Kevin Matyas. The Quakers' Ian Korb also earned a win at 184 over Bryan Sternlieb. Junior Brandon Palik took on No. 9 Micah Burak with a valiant effort, but was defeated, 6-1. Jon Max Wright finished out the day for the Dragons with another noteworthy performance, but lost to Penn's Steven Graziano, 5-2.

This dual brings the regular season to a close for the Dragons. Drexel will send a number of top performers to compete at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships on March 9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Be sure to follow Drexel Wrestling into the postseason via Facebook at www.facebook.com/drexelwrestling or on Twitter, @drexelwrestling.

Penn (Penn) 37, Drexel (DU) 0
125: #14 Mark Rappo (Penn) MAJ Jacob Goodwin (DU), 15-7
133: Jeff Canfora (Penn)MAJ Jordan Hart (DU), 10-2
141: #9 C.J. Cobb (Penn) DEC #19 Frank Cimato (DU), 4-1
149: Andrew Lenzi (Penn) MAJ Joshua Yurasits (DU), 11-0
157: Troy Hernandez (Penn) DEC Austin Sommer (DU), 3-2
165: Casey Kent (Penn) TF Connor Moran (DU), 17-2 (7:00)
174: Ian Korb (Penn) MAJ Kevin Matyas (DU), 12-4
184: Canaan Bethea (Penn) MAJ Brian Sternlieb (DU), 11-2
197: #9 Micah Burak (Penn) DEC #19 Brandon Palik (DU), 6-1
285: Steven Graziano (Penn) DEC Jon Max Wright (DU), 5-2

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