Which Thanksgiving dinner staple is your favorite? Are you more of a main course or a dessert kind of person? Either way, it doesn’t matter, because Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, spending time with family, and reveling in gluttony. Nobody said that the last part was made for wrestlers, though. When the Drexel […]
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Nothing changes the momentum in wrestling quite like a pin. Worth six points on the scoreboard, a pin can reignite the fire under a team and alter the course of an entire dual meet. David Pearce’s pin Nov. 16 against Kagan Squire of Ohio University at the Eastern Michigan Open helped the Dragons get out […]
The Drexel wrestling team knew it would be a tough weekend in Michigan. The team’s bus broke down Nov 15, causing a three-and-a-half-hour delay in an already nine-hour ride and perhaps serving as a sign of things to come. Arriving late at night with many of the guys still needing to work out to cut […]
Matt Azevedo felt like he was finally back home. Drexel’s head wrestling coach spent the latter half of his collegiate career wrestling for Iowa State University, and having the opportunity to return to his old stomping grounds and reconnect was a dream come true. “It was great to go back to Ames, Iowa, and compete […]
The leaves are turning and the days are becoming more brisk. Winter is coming, and at Drexel that means students are growing tired of listening to big-time football schools talk about their darn football teams! James “Bruiser” Flint’s men’s basketball team receives much of the athletics hype in University City, but it may be time […]
Zach Makovsky has been the undersized underdog for most of his life, but like any true fighter, he loves every aspect of a challenge. The 5-foot-4-inch Makovsky goes by the nickname “Fun Size.” Don’t let his size fool you, though; he packs a very powerful punch and an exciting fighting style. Makovsky has been a […]
This fall, the Drexel men’s wrestling team will begin competition in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, and head coach Matt Azevedo thinks a batch of incoming recruits will be able to contribute. During the Dragons’ first year in the EIWA, they will be facing an elevated level of competition, and they will look to a […]
Forty-seven days after the Drexel men’s wrestling team competed in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships, the program announced its intention to leave the CAA for the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association next season. The Dragons, who accrued an 8-12 overall record with a 3-3 record against CAA opponents, will join the EIWA next year along with […]
The Drexel University wrestling team had a good showing at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships. Both redshirt junior Brandon Palik and senior Frank Cimato earned their place in the NCAA Championships. Palik took first place at the CAA Championships, while Cimato took second place in his division. The Dragons headed to Boston to compete in […]
The Drexel University wrestling team ended its regular season with a weekend of mixed results. While the team dropped its Feb. 24 dual against the University of Pennsylvania at the Palestra, there was some good news on the day. Kevin Devoy Jr., competing at 125, took first place, while Matt Cimato, at 149, took third […]
The Drexel University wrestling team struggled Feb. 15 against Rutgers University in its final home dual of the season at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Rutgers spoiled Drexel’s Senior Night by defeating the Dragons 26-10. With the defeat, Drexel fell to 8-11 overall on the season while the Scarlet Knights improved to 16-3. The dual started […]
The weekend road trips for Drexel University wrestling ended with mixed results. The Dragons had a strong performance Feb. 8 against Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., besting the Diplomats 27-9. The next dual, however, did not go as well for the team. The Dragons stumbled Feb. 10 in their conference match against Rider […]
The Drexel wrestling team had a strong showing Feb. 1 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center against conference opponent Boston University. The Dragons headed into the heated matchup coming off one of their most impressive weekends of the season with their performances against Sacred Heart University and at the Messiah Open. They continued their good play […]
The Drexel Dragon wrestlers bounced back strongly from their recent losing streak Jan. 26 with an impressive home victory over the Sacred Heart University Pioneers at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. After falling in their four previous matches, the Dragons were able to take advantage of their opponent’s misfortune and capitalize on their opportunities en route […]
The Drexel wrestling team struggled Jan. 19 in the Colonial Athletic Association duals in Fairfax, Va., dropping two conference meets against the Binghamton University Bearcats and the Old Dominion University Monarchs. The Dragons fell to Binghamton 29-14 in their first meet and 27-9 to Old Dominion in the second. The Dragons fell into an early […]
The Drexel wrestling team fell short Jan. 13 in its matches against Iowa State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. In back-to-back duals, the Dragons fell 31-12 and 24-10, respectively, against the two collegiate powerhouses. The Dragons headed into the matches coming off a stretch of […]
The Drexel wrestling team fared well in its past three outings, which resulted in two wins and a good showing at the BRUTE Invitational. The Dragons’ first win came on one of the biggest stages as they took down the George Mason University Patriots Dec. 16 in the Grapple at the Garden at Madison Square […]
Drexel wrestling bounced back in its first homestand of the season, sweeping the weekend’s matches. In the first match at the Daskalakis Athletic Center this season Dec. 1, the team wrestled hard en route to a victory against the Virginia Military Institute. The Dragons followed up their strong performance with another impressive win the next […]
The most recent road trips for Drexel wrestling ended with mixed results. The team had success Nov. 17 at the East Stroudsburg Open, placing fourth overall in the tournament. The next weekend, however, did not go as well for the Dragons. They lost all three matches to Cornell University, Columbia University and Bloomsburg University in […]
The opening day of the season came with mixed results for Drexel wrestling. The Dragons split their back-to-back matches Nov. 8 against California Polytechnic State University and California State University, Bakersfield in Bakersfield, Calif. The weekend came with positives for the team, as four Dragons placed in the Road Runner Open. The Dragons began their […]
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