F&M Drops Davidson to Finish 1-2 at Pitt. DualsFollowing a pair of losses against top-notch competition, Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team rallied to dominate Davidson and finish with a 1-2 mark at Saturday’s Pitt. Duals. The Diplomats opened with losses to Pittsburgh (46-0) and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponent Binghamton (38-12) before securing their 39-10 victory against the Wildcats.
Bucknell Overcomes F&M in EIWA OpenerFranklin & Marshall’s wrestling team gave Bucknell all it could handle in the early going, but a six-bout winning streak from the Bison closed out the contest as the Diplomats fell by a 33-6 score on Tuesday afternoon in Lewisburg.
Full Slate of Events Ahead For DiplomatsFranklin & Marshall is set for a busy week of action with four duals and a tournament lining the Diplomats’ mid-January schedule. Competition begins Tuesday on the road with F&M’s first Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) dual of the season against Bucknell.
Quinlan, Pelusi Take Fourth at David H. Lehman F&M OpenPaddy Quinlan (141) and Antonio Pelusi (who competed unattached at 285) both secured fourth-place finishes to pace Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team at its fifth annual home wrestling tournament, the David H. Lehman F&M Open in Lancaster on Saturday.
Diplomats Set to Host Annual David H. Lehman F&M OpenFranklin & Marshall wrestling is set for its first competition of 2017 when the Diplomats host the annual David H. Lehman F&M Open on Saturday. The tournament enters its fifth year and its third since being renamed in honor of the program’s 1968 alumnus.
Diplomats Find Success at Lock Haven ClassicPhillip Robilotto (unattached) secured a third-place finish at 197 pounds as Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team returned from winter break on Thursday to compete in the Lock Haven Classic.
Four F&M Wrestlers Battle at MidlandsAntonio Pelusi earned a pair of consolation wins to highlight a strong effort from four Franklin & Marshall wrestlers at the historic, 54th annual Midlands Championships on Thursday.
F&M Returns to Action at Midlands, Lock Haven ClassicFranklin & Marshall’s wrestling team returns from a nearly four-week hiatus when the Diplomats send wrestlers to compete at both the Lock Haven Classic on Thursday and the historic Midlands Championships, hosted by Northwestern, on Thursday and Friday.
Inside F&M Wrestling: 2016-17 - Episode 1Franklin & Marshall wrestling head coach Mike Rogers and 184-pounder Anthony Mancini joins GoDiplomats.com for the 2016-17 season’s first installment of Inside F&M Wrestling.
Diplomats Upend VMI in Home OpenerAnthony Mancini’s second-period pin at 184 put the finishing touches on an impressive 30-19 win for the Franklin & Marshall wrestling team over VMI on Friday evening at the Mayser Center.
Wrestling - Mat-Town Open Video HighlightsAnthony Mancini went 3-0 in the 184-pound bracket to take first place at the Mat-Town Open, hosted by Lock Haven, to lead a strong showing of Franklin & Marshall wrestlers on Sunday.
F&M Set For First Home Dual on FridayFranklin & Marshall wrestling opens its dual-meet season on Friday with its first home competition of the season, welcoming VMI to Mayser Gym for an 8:00 p.m. tilt.
Wrestling - Binghamton Open Video HighlightsFranklin & Marshall was well represented at the seventh annual Bearcat Open, hosted by Binghamton on Sunday. Anthony Mancini led the way by wrestling to a fourth-place finish, while Paddy Quinlan recorded three pins on the day.
F&M To Face Top Competition at Keystone ClassicFollowing two-straight successful tournament showings, Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team figures to face its stiffest competition of 2016-17 at the annual Keystone classic, hosted by Penn. on Sunday.
F&M Continues Season at Bearcat Open on SundayAfter an impressive showing by a multitude of Franklin & Marshall wrestlers at last weekend’s East Stroudsburg Open, the Diplomats look to continue their early-season momentum at the Bearcat Open, hosted by Binghamton, this Sunday.
Wrestling Set For First Tournament Competition of 2016-17The 2016-17 version of Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team will look markedly different from a year ago, with a younger lineup expected to take to the mat in dual meets for the Diplomats. However, excitement and expectations remain high for a program on the rise.
Durso Earns EIWA Academic HonorFranklin & Marshall’s Rick Durso earned the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Academic Achievement Award. The 141-pound redshirt senior was one of only 26 grapplers in the conference to garner the distinction.
F&M Wrestling Announces Class of 2020Franklin & Marshall head wrestling coach Mike Rogers announced the Diplomats' incoming freshmen class. The 11-member group of recruits features three from Pennsylvania, two each from New York and New Jersey as well as one representative from Maryland, Maine, Connecticut and Florida.
Season in Review: 2015-16 WrestlingFacing one of the most difficult schedules in recent memory, Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team battled a number of the nation’s top teams throughout the 2015-16 season. The tough competition brought out the best in the Diplomats and prepared F&M for a postseason run that produced three Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) place winners and two NCAA Qualifiers.
Durso’s Run at NCAA D1 Championships Comes To A CloseFranklin & Marshall’s Rick Durso started out session three with a 7-4 decision in the 141-pound bracket’s consolation second round on Friday afternoon, but fell by a 4-0 score in his next match to bring an end to his run at the 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships in Madison Square Garden.
Durso Moves Into Second Round at NCAAs, Pelusi Down to ConsolationsRick Durso dominated with a tech. fall in his opening round matchup at 141, while Antonio Pelusi dropped down to the consolation bracket at 285 after being pinned in the second period, to conclude session one for Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team at the 2016 NCAA D1 Championships in Madison Square Garden.
F&M Wraps Up Day One at NCAA D1 Wrestling ChampionshipsRick Durso (No. 9) came up just short in his quest for a third career trip to the 141-pound quarterfinals with a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat in his second round matchup, while Antonio Pelusi saw his tournament come to a close with a narrow 2-0 decision loss to round out day one of competition for Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team at the 2016 NCAA D1 Championships in Madison Square Garden.
Durso and Pelusi Ready For NCAA D1 Wrestling ChampionshipsHistoric Madison Square Garden will serve as the host for this week’s D1 NCAA Wrestling Tournament, where 330 of the nation’s top wrestlers will convene for a shot at All-America and National Championship accolades. For the first time since 1994, two Franklin & Marshall grapplers are among the student-athletes represented, with Rick Durso making his program-record fourth appearance at 141 and sophomore heavyweight Antonio Pelusi making his debut in the tournament.
Inside F&M Wrestling: NCAA Tournament PreviewFranklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers along with NCAA Qualifier's Rick Durso (141) and Antonio Pelusi (285) recap the EIWA Tournament and offer a look ahead to the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships, beginning Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Durso Reclaims EIWA Title; Pelusi NCAA BoundRick Durso won the second Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championship of his career; Antonio Pelusi secured fifth place to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, and Scott Stevens took eighth at 133 to cap off one of the most successful conference championships for Franklin & Marshall in recent memory.
Three Advance To Day Two at EIWAs; Durso in SemifinalsThree Franklin & Marshall wrestlers advanced into the second day of competition at the 112th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships, hosted by Princeton. Rick Durso paced the Diplomats on Saturday by rolling into the 141-pound Championship Semifinals, where he will face off against Princeton’s Jordan Laster tomorrow. Scott Stevens (133) and Antonio Pelusi (285) still remain alive in the wrestlebacks.
Wrestling Looks for Strong Showing at EIWA TournamentFranklin & Marshall’s wrestling team heads into this weekend’s Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships looking to accomplish a feat that has eluded the program since 1994 and perform well enough at the tournament to qualify multiple wrestlers for the NCAA Championships.
Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Antonio PelusiFranklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and heavyweight Antonio Pelusi joins GoDiplomats.com to recap the Millersville and Sacred Heart wins from last week, including Pelusi's match-clinching takedown in sudden victory.