Five members of the University of Pennsylvania wrestling team were recognized with All-Ivy League honors.
Leading the way was three-time EIWA Champion Matt Feast. The senior heavyweight was 4-0 in the Ancient Eight this season and has lost only one Ivy League bout in his career. Feast is currently ranked sixth in the nation and will vie for a national title at the 2005 NCAA Championships on March 17-19. Feast, a two-time All-American, enters NCAAs with a 27-3 record and stands third all-time on Penn’s career victories list. If his success continues, he could potentially surpass Yoshi Nakamura’s 115 wins for second on the list.
Senior Doug McGraw and junior Dustin Wiles earned second team honors. McGraw, ranked 16th in the nation, went 3-1 in Ivy League action and finished the season 12-4 overall record. McGraw, a 141-pounder, will be making his third appearance in the NCAA Championships after a fifth-place finish at EIWAs. Wiles had a stellar campaign at 174 lbs. in his first full season as a starter. Wiles, a native of Farmington, Mo., will make his first-ever appearance at NCAAs after an impressive fifth-place finish at EIWAs. Wiles enters NCAAs with a 25-11 record and posted a 4-1 mark in the Ivy League.
Rounding out the All-Ivy honors were seniors Rich Ferguson and Marcus Schontube who both earned an honorable mention. Both Ferguson and Schontube placed sixth at the EIWA championships at 165 lbs. and 197 lbs., respectively.
Feast, Wiles, McGraw alone with senior Mason Lenhard represent the Quakers (8-4 overall, 4-1 Ivy League) compete at the 2005 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., March 17-19.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant