• Durso Earns EIWA Academic Honor
    April 14, 2016
    Durso Earns EIWA Academic Honor Franklin & 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 2020
    April 13, 2016
    F&M Wrestling Announces Class of 2020 Franklin & 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 Wrestling
    April 07, 2016
    Season in Review: 2015-16 Wrestling Facing 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.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: 2015-16 Season Wrapup
    March 31, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: 2015-16 Season Wrapup Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers sits down with GoDiplomats.com to recap the Diplomats' memorable 2015-16 campaign and offers a look ahead to next season.
  • Durso’s Run at NCAA D1 Championships Comes To A Close
    March 18, 2016
    Durso’s Run at NCAA D1 Championships Comes To A Close Franklin & 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 Consolations
    March 17, 2016
    Durso Moves Into Second Round at NCAAs, Pelusi Down to Consolations Rick 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 Championships
    March 17, 2016
    F&M Wraps Up Day One at NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships Rick 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 Championships
    March 14, 2016
    Durso and Pelusi Ready For NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships Historic 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 Preview
    March 14, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: NCAA Tournament Preview Franklin & 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.
  • NCAA Wrestling Selection Show Set For Wednesday at 6:00 PM
    March 08, 2016
    NCAA Wrestling Selection Show Set For Wednesday at 6:00 PM Franklin & Marshall’s Rick Durso and Antonio Pelusi will find out their seeding in next week’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships when the brackets are released during the NCAA Selection Show on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Durso Reclaims EIWA Title; Pelusi NCAA Bound
    March 06, 2016
    Durso Reclaims EIWA Title; Pelusi NCAA Bound Rick 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 Semifinals
    March 05, 2016
    Three Advance To Day Two at EIWAs; Durso in Semifinals Three 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.
  • Rogers Named Member of  2016 EWL Hall of Fame Class
    March 03, 2016
    Rogers Named Member of 2016 EWL Hall of Fame Class Franklin & Marshall wrestling head coach Mike Rogers was announced as one of 10 individuals to be inducted into the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
  • Wrestling Looks for Strong Showing at EIWA Tournament
    March 02, 2016
    Wrestling Looks for Strong Showing at EIWA Tournament Franklin & 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 Pelusi
    February 24, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Antonio Pelusi Franklin & 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.
  • Pelusi Sinks Sacred Heart in Sudden Victory
    February 20, 2016
    Pelusi Sinks Sacred Heart in Sudden Victory Antonio Pelusi’s takedown in sudden victory delivered Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team a thrilling 19-17 senior day win over Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponent Sacred Heart on Saturday evening at the Mayser Center.
  • Diplomats Retain Rupp Cup
    February 18, 2016
    Diplomats Retain Rupp Cup For the sixth consecutive year, the Rupp Cup will remain on Franklin & Marshall’s campus as the Diplomats (5-12) downed Millersville (6-9) by a 25-13 score on Thursday evening at the Mayser Center.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Charles Kerkesner
    February 17, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Charles Kerkesner Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and 197-pounder Charles Kerkesner sits down with GoDiplomats.com to recap the George Mason victory and offer a preview of this week's matchups against Millersville and Sacred Heart.
  • F&M Looks to Finish Regular Season Strong
    February 16, 2016
    F&M Looks to Finish Regular Season Strong The final week of the regular season figures to be an eventful one for the Franklin & Marshall wrestling team as the Diplomats conclude with a two-match home stand by welcoming Millersville to Mayser on Thursday for the annual Rupp Cup, before hosting Sacred Heart on Saturday for senior day.
  • Wrestling Edges George Mason on the Road
    February 13, 2016
    Wrestling Edges George Mason on the Road Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team got back in the win column on Saturday afternoon, taking two of the final three matches to down George Mason by a narrow 21-17 score in Fairfax, Va.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Brandon Giovanetti
    February 11, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Brandon Giovanetti Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and 149-pounder Brandon Giovanetti joins GoDiplomats.com to offer a recap of the Drexel match and a look ahead to the Diplomats' road dual against George Mason.
  • Diplomats Set For Final Road Match
    February 10, 2016
    Diplomats Set For Final Road Match Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team looks to get back in the win column on Saturday, traveling to Fairfax, Va., to take on George Mason at 1:00 p.m. The match will serve as the final road competition of the regular season as the Diplomats (3-12, 0-8 EIWA) head into their second to last week of action.
  • Diplomats Dropped by Drexel
    February 06, 2016
    Diplomats Dropped by Drexel A number of tightly-contested decisions failed to go Franklin & Marshall’s way and proved to be its downfall in a hard-fought 34-3 loss to Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) foe Drexel on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Josh Young
    February 04, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Josh Young Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and 174-pounder Josh Young joins GoDiplomats.com to recap the Princeton match and look ahead to Drexel.
  • Wrestling Continues EIWA Action at Drexel
    February 03, 2016
    Wrestling Continues EIWA Action at Drexel The final month of the regular season begins on Saturday when Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team travels to Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) foe Drexel for a 4:00 p.m. contest.
  • Princeton Takes Down F&M
    January 30, 2016
    Princeton Takes Down F&M Despite a strong start that saw Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team earn two straight decisions, the Diplomats fell to Princeton by a 35-6 score on Saturday afternoon on the road. The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) tilt dropped F&M to 3-11, 0-7 EIWA on the year, while the Tigers improved to 3-5, 2-2 EIWA.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Colin Gironda
    January 28, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Colin Gironda Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and 174-pounder Colin Gironda sit down with GoDiplomats.com to recap the Brown and Harvard duals, as well as offer a look ahead to the Princeton match on Saturday.
  • Diplomats Travel to Princeton
    January 27, 2016
    Diplomats Travel to Princeton Franklin & Marshall continues Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) competition on Saturday, traveling to Princeton for a 1:00 p.m. matchup.
  • F&M Edged by Brown, Harvard; Durso Upsets Preston
    January 22, 2016
    F&M Edged by Brown, Harvard; Durso Upsets Preston Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team battled a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents on Friday evening at the Mayser Center. The Diplomats (3-10, 0-6 EIWA) fell to Brown (2-5, 1-1 EIWA) by a 29-8 margin, before being edged out by Harvard (3-2, 1-1 EIWA) at 32-18.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Anthony Mancini
    January 21, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Anthony Mancini Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and special guest 184-pounder Anthony Mancini joins GoDiplomats.com to offer a recap of last Saturday's bout with No. 8 Lehigh, while looking ahead to a number of upcoming matchups.
  • Wrestling Welcomes Three to Mayser
    January 20, 2016
    Wrestling Welcomes Three to Mayser A trio of dual meet competitors, including two Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) members, are set to embark on Lancaster this weekend for contests in Mayser on Saturday and Sunday.
  • No. 8 Lehigh Tops F&M
    January 16, 2016
    No. 8 Lehigh Tops F&M Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team battled Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) foe No. 8 Lehigh early, but could not overcome one of the nation’s top teams, falling by a 40-6 score on Saturday afternoon at the Mayser Center.
  • Diplomats Compete at Shorty Hitchcock Classic
    January 16, 2016
    Diplomats Compete at Shorty Hitchcock Classic Franklin & Marshall sent a handful of wrestlers to compete at the 13th annual “Shorty” Hitchcock Classic, hosted by Millersville on Saturday.
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Aaron Moldoff
    January 14, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Special Guest - Aaron Moldoff Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers and 125-pounder Aaron Moldoff sit down with GoDiplomats.com to offer a recap of last Saturday's Pitt Duals and look ahead to the Diplomats' 2:00 p.m. home match against No. 8 Lehigh on Saturday at the Mayser Center.
  • F&M to Host No. 8 Lehigh on Saturday
    January 12, 2016
    F&M to Host No. 8 Lehigh on Saturday The second half of Franklin & Marshall’s 2016 schedule continues on Saturday with one of the Diplomats’ toughest matchups of the year, when Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) powerhouse and the nation’s No. 8 team Lehigh heads to the Mayser Center for a 2:00 p.m. matchup.
  • Diplomats Take One of Three at Pitt Duals
    January 09, 2016
    Diplomats Take One of Three at Pitt Duals Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team competed in a trio of matches at the Pitt Duals on Saturday afternoon, finishing with a 1-2 record at the event. The Diplomats (3-7, 0-3 EIWA) downed Davidson by a dominant 32-6 score, before falling to Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponent Columbia (27-15) and the nation’s No. 20 ranked team Pittsburgh (25-12).
  • Inside F&M Wrestling: Pitt Duals Preview
    January 06, 2016
    Inside F&M Wrestling: Pitt Duals Preview Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers talks about his team continuing its dual meet schedule on Saturday, traveling out to Pittsburgh to take part in the Pitt Duals, as well as offering recaps of both the Midlands and David H. Lehman F&M Open.
  • Three Matchups on Slate at Pitt Duals
    January 05, 2016
    Three Matchups on Slate at Pitt Duals Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team continues its dual meet schedule on Saturday, traveling out to Pittsburgh to take part in the Pitt Duals. The Diplomats are set to face off against Davidson, EIWA opponent Columbia, and the event’s host, the No. 20 Panthers.
  • Durso Downs Mecate for Seventh at Midlands
    December 30, 2015
    Durso Downs Mecate for Seventh at Midlands Facing a gauntlet of decorated 141-pound grapplers in his second and final day of competition at the 53rd annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, hosted by Northwestern on Wednesday, Franklin & Marshall’s Rick Durso battled to a seventh-place finish, his third straight top-eight showing at the historic event.
  • Trio of Diplomats Place at David H. Lehman F&M Open
    December 30, 2015
    Trio of Diplomats Place at David H. Lehman F&M Open A trio of Franklin & Marshall wrestlers earned top-four finishes, led by a third-place showing from 285-pounder Antonio Pelusi, to pace the Diplomats at the fourth annual David H. Lehman F&M Open on Wednesday in Lancaster.
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