• Season in Review: 2018-19 F&M Wrestling
    March 27, 2019
    Whether referring to an individual bout, a single team match, or an entire season, Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling program has had a knack for finishing strong. The 2018-19 campaign was no different as the Diplomats claimed their best Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) finish since 2016 and sent a wrestler to the NCAA Division I Tournament for the third time in the last four years.
  • Pelusi Falls in NCAA First Round
    March 21, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall’s Antonio Pelusi fell in his opening round match at the 2019 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon. The Diplomats’ 285-pound grappler will return to action in tonight’s Consolation bracket, where he’ll take on Drexel’s No. 18 seed Joey Goodhart. 
  • Pelusi Bows Out of NCAA Division I Tournament
    March 21, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall’s Antonio Pelusi saw his 2019 NCAA Tournament run come to a close in session two with a tough 6-2 decision loss against the 285-pound bracket’s No. 18 seeded Joey Goodhart of Drexel on Thursday evening. 
  • 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Preview
    March 14, 2019
    PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh will host 330 of the nation’s top Division I Wrestlers who will compete for All-American, and National Championship accolades at this week’s 2019 NCAA Championships. The three-day Tournament opens on Thursday afternoon and runs through Saturday evening.
  • NCAA Wrestling Brackets Released Tonight at 6:00 PM; Gil Named First Alternate
    March 13, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall 285-pounder Antonio Pelusi learns his seeding for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, held at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on March 21-23, when the brackets are released tonight at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Pelusi Qualifies for NCAA Tournament; Leads Three Place Winners at EIWAs
    March 09, 2019
    Antonio Pelusi secured fourth place at the EIWA Tournament on Sunday, snagging one of the 285-pound bracket’s four automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Tournament, and leading a group of three Franklin & Marshall grapplers to place at the Conference Championships.
  • Pelusi Advances to Championship Semifinals; Three Still Alive at EIWAs
    March 08, 2019
    Antonio Pelusi pulled off back-to-back overtime wins, including a sudden victory upset of the nation's No. 21 ranked heavyweight, to earn a spot in the 285-pound Championship Semifinals and lead a group of three Franklin & Marshall competitors who advanced out of day one at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships. 
  • Diplomats Travel to Binghamton for EIWAs - Match Notes
    March 04, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall is set to compete at this weekend's Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) DI Championships, hosted by Binghamton on Friday and Saturday.
  • Diplomats Battle Penn in Dual Meet Finale
    February 17, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team wrapped up the 2018-19 dual meet season with a hard-fought 30-6 loss against EIWA-opponent Penn. on Sunday night in Mayser. 
  • F&M Falls to Millersville on Tiebreak Criteria
    February 13, 2019
    Antonio Pelusi came up big with a clutch sudden victory win at 285 pounds to tie the overall team score against Millersville in the annual Battle of the Rupp Cup, but Franklin & Marshall ultimately dropped the contest by a 22-21 tally due to the third tiebreak criteria.
  • Wrestling - F&M vs. VMI Video Highlights
    February 11, 2019
    Wins in each of the first six bouts carried Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team to a 33-8 thrashing of VMI on Friday evening in the Mayser Center.
  • Annual Rupp Cup and Home Match Against Penn Ahead - Match Notes
    February 11, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall (3-5, 0-8 EIWA) embarks on the final week of the regular season with a pair of duals on the schedule. On Wednesday, the Diplomats head across town for annual Battle of the Rupp Cup against Millersville, while Penn. heads to Mayser on Sunday night for an EIWA clash.
  • Wrestling Drops Doubleheader in Mayser
    February 09, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team suffered a pair of losses on Saturday night in Mayser, dropping a 38-3 competition against Bloomsburg before capping off the doubleheader with a 36-10 setback against George Mason.
  • Diplomats Roll Past VMI on Senior Night
    February 08, 2019
    Wins in each of the first six bouts carried Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team to a 33-8 thrashing of VMI on Friday evening in the Mayser Center. 
  • F&M Set for Senior Night, Trio of Home Contests - Match Notes
    February 04, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall (2-6, 0-5 EIWA) continues dual-meet action at home this week with three matches in Mayser. Action opens with senior night on Friday where the Diplomats will battle VMI and honor its seven-member senior class before the dual (Jacob Conners, Corey Kerkesner, Anthony Mancini, Chris Martorello, Antonio Pelusi, Paddy Quinlan, and Philip Robilotto).
  • Bucknell Too Much for Diplomats
    February 03, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team dropped a 35-6 match against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) foe Bucknell Sunday on the road.
  • F&M Battles Hofstra in Narrow Loss
    February 02, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team kept the score close early and battled late but ultimately came up short in a tough 19-12 loss against Hofstra on Saturday evening in Lancaster.
  • Diplomats to Host Hofstra Before Heading to Bucknell - Match Notes
    January 28, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall returns to Mayser on Saturday night to battle Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA)-foe Hofstra. The Diplomats trail the all-time series against the Pride by a 7-5 margin and are in search of their first win since 1996.
  • Pelusi Debuts at No. 32 in Opening Coaches’ Ranking
    January 24, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall 285-pounder Antonio Pelusi ranks at No. 32 in the first NCAA Division I Wrestling Coaches' Panel Rankings of the 2018-19 season. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, which are set to be held on March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
  • Wrestling Suffers Heartbreaker Against Sacred Heart
    January 20, 2019
    Following an early back-and-forth battle, Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team rallied late with wins in the final two bouts but fell short in heartbreaking fashion with a tough 19-18 loss against Sacred Heart on Sunday in EIWA competition. 
  • F&M Falls Short Against Pair of EIWA Foes
    January 19, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team opened EIWA competition on Saturday with a pair of tough losses on the road. The Diplomats (2-3, 0-2 EIWA) saw their comeback bid fall just short in a 21-18 loss against Brown (3-2, 1-1 EIWA) before F&M traveled to Cambridge for a hard-fought 28-17 defeat against Harvard (1-3, 1-1 EIWA). 
  • Diplomats Traveling to New England for Three-Match Road Swing - Match Notes
    January 14, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall (2-1) opens Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) competition this weekend with a three-match road swing in New England.
  • Wrestling Earns Split Down in Virginia
    January 12, 2019
    A clutch come-from-behind win was followed by a hard-fought loss to one of the nation’s best teams as Franklin & Marshall wrestling picked up a 1-1 dual split on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats edged Gardner-Webb by a 21-19 score to open action and followed with a 29-12 loss against Campbell at the Rumble on the River, hosted by St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Va.
  • F&M Set for Double Header in Richmond - Match Notes
    January 10, 2019
    Franklin & Marshall (1-0) wrestling continues dual-meet competition this weekend when the Diplomats travel to Richmond, Va. to take part in the Rumble on the River, hosted by the St. Christopher’s School. The annual event will feature three college and three high school dual matches.
  • Wrestling - F&M vs. Davidson Video Highlights
    January 07, 2019
    Nine wins in 10 matches highlighted a dominant 35-4 Franklin & Marshall win over Davidson in non-conference wrestling action on Friday afternoon in Lancaster. It marked the team's largest margin of victory over an opponent since a 41-3 stomping of Millersville in February of 2014.
  • F&M Places Four at Lehman Open
    January 05, 2019
    Four Franklin & Marshall wrestlers placed at Saturday’s seventh annual David H. Lehman F&M Open, the most ever for the Diplomats at their home tournament. Paddy Quinlan (141) and Antonio Pelusi (285) led the way with second-place showings while Wil Gil claimed sixth at 141 and Emmett LiCastri secured fourth at 157.
  • Diplomats Dominate Davidson
    January 04, 2019
    Nine wins in 10 matches highlighted a dominant 35-4 Franklin & Marshall win over Davidson in non-conference wrestling action on Friday afternoon in Lancaster. It marked the team’s largest margin of victory over an opponent since a 41-3 stomping of Millersville in February of 2014.
  • LiCastri, Robilotto Impress at Midlands
    December 30, 2018
    Emmett LiCastri and Philip Robilotto led a contingent of Franklin & Marshall wrestlers at this weekend’s prestigious 56th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, hosted by Northwestern. 
  • Full Slate of Events Planned for Lehman Open Weekend
    December 03, 2018
    Franklin & Marshall wrestling will ring in the new year with several upcoming events, including the annual David H. Lehman F&M Open on Saturday, Jan. 5 that will cap off an action-packed weekend of wrestling on campus.   
  • Robilotto Takes Fifth at Keystone Classic
    November 18, 2018
    Philip Robilotto led Franklin & Marshall’s wrestling team with a fifth-placing showing at Sunday’s Keystone Classic, hosted by Penn. in the historic Palestra. 
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