PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team took home six All-Ivy selection as announced by the Ivy League on Tuesday, led by a pair of first-team All-Ivy honorees.
149 pounder C.J. Cobb is one of four Ivy League wrestlers to earn unanimous first-team All-Ivy honors this season. He is joined as a first-team All-Ivy selection by 133 pounder Caleb Richardson.
157 pounder Brooks Martino and 174 pounder Brad Wukie are second-team All-ivy selections, each earning All-Ivy honors for the first time in their careers. Lorenzo Thomas(184) and Jeff Canfora (141) round out Penn’s All-Ivy contingent with honorable mention recognition.
C.J. Cobb is 17-3 overall this season and finished the year a perfect 4-0 in Ivy League duals. Cobb is ranked No. 8 by InterMat heading into the postseason and No. 11 in the latest NCAA Coaches Panel. A second-team All-Ivy selection in 2013, Cobb enters the postseason on a 12-match winning streak.
The first All-Ivy selection of Caleb Richardson’s career comes on the strength of a 23-8 record at 133 pounds this season. Richardson went 5-0 in Ivy duals and 9-2 overall in dual competition. Ranked No. 17 in the NCAA Coaches Panel and No. 20 by InterMat, Richardson has wins in eight of his last nine matches heading into the postseason.
In his first full season as a starter for the Quakers, Brooks Martino has posted an 11-9 record at 157 pounds. Inside Ivy League competition, Martino went 3-1 including a win over Brown’s No. 20 Justin Staudenmayer. Martino is not ranked currently, but his RPI is rated No. 33 among all 157 pounder as he makes his case for a NCAA bid.
Brad Wukie came on strong at the end of last season, finishing second at EIWAs and automatically qualifying for NCAAs. This season, he went 10-6 in his one semester of competition. Along the way, he went 4-1 in Ivy League dual meets. Wukie enters the postseason on a five-match winning streak.
Lorenzo Thomas picked up his third career All-Ivy honor this season with his honorable mention selection at 184 pounds. A first-team All-Icy choice at 165 in 2012, Thomas was second-team All-Ivy at 184 last season. 22-4 overall this season, Thomas went 3-2 in Ivy League duals with all three wins coming by major decision.
Jeff Canfora finishes his Penn career with his third All-Ivy recognition. A first team selection in 2013 and honorable mention last season, Canfora is 17-10 overall during the 2014-15 season and went 3-2 in Ivy dual meets. Canfora is unranked heading into the postseason, but has an RPI ranked No. 32 which has him in contention for an at-large bid to NCAAs if he doesn't secure automatic entry.
Penn will compete at the 2015 EIWA Championships March 6-7 at Lehigh University, with automatic bids to the NCAA Championships in Saint Louis on the line.