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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 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 […]
In a week that saw Drexel hold its breath to the last second as the men’s basketball team fell just short of beating Virginia Commonwealth University and sealing an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, events at the Colonial Athletic Association wrestling championship were relatively straightforward. Hofstra University, the strong favorite going into last weekend’s […]
For Drexel wrestling seniors Alex Rinaldi, Michael Gomez and Kyle Frey, Feb. 11 will always carry special significance. On that day, these three athletes took to the mat in the Daskalakis Athletic Center for the last time in the colors of Drexel University. Their opponents of the day were the visiting George Mason University Patriots, […]
After a row of tough losses, the Drexel University wrestling squad looks to right the ship with three big upcoming matches as the Dragons visit Boston University and Brown University Feb. 4 and then welcome Rider University to the Daskalakis Athletic Center for a rematch. Drexel has primarily struggled in dual meets so far this […]
Drexel junior co-captian Joe Booth takes on his opponent during the team’s 13-25 loss at home agants Pittsburgh Nov. 13. Booth is currently ranked No. 18 in the nation. Four members of the Drexel wrestling team have been recognized among the first of three NCAA coaches’ panel rankings for the top 33 wrestlers this season […]
Drexel University has had a tough couple of matches against two Colonial Athletic Association foes this week, losing two matches at the CAA Duals and then falling to Army at home. The CAA Duals were held Jan. 21 in Fairfax, Va., and had the Dragons pitted against Binghamton University and Old Dominion University. “Right now […]
167 pound junior Joseph Booth wrestles at home. Booth is currently the number one ranked 167 pounder in the Colonial Athletic Association. He recently beat the former number one ranked wrestler. Drexel’s wrestlers have had their ups and downs this season. “Consistency is our biggest obstacle,” head coach Matthew Azevedo said. “When our team figures […]
Drexel wrestling returned with mixed results Nov. 12-13 at the DAC. The opening weekend saw them split their homestand of matches against Franklin & Marshall on the 12th and against Pittsburgh on the 13th. They got the season started on the right foot after coming out victorious over the F&M Diplomats, 25-10. The Dragons won […]
With all of the pressures of beginning his first season at a new school, Drexel’s early schedule is not doing new head wrestling coach Matt Azevedo any favors. Drexel wrestling will begin its new season, and the first under Azevedo, this weekend, taking on Franklin & Marshall College Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the […]
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