NWCA Coaches Poll
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PHILADELPHIA - With a preseason national ranking of No. 14 already on the record from InterMat in terms of projected NCAA Tournament points, Penn's wrestling team picked up another national plaudit with a preseason ranking of No. 25 in the first NWCA Coaches Poll released for the 2011-12 season.
The Quakers are one of five EIWA teams and just one of two Ivy programs ranked inside the top 25 entering the 2011-12 season. Four of the top 11 schools are on Penn's dual schedule for the upcoming campaign - No. 5 Cornell, No. 6 Lehigh. And the two teams tied for No. 11 American and Maryland. Last season, Penn went 10-7 in dual meets and 4-2 at home inside The Palestra.
Before the Quakers could begin the 2011-12 regular season, they took part in an Intrasquad scrimmage to get used to normal pre-match routines and secure some competitive mat time before the first tournament of the year next weekend in Binghamton. 17 bouts took place, across eight of the ten weightclasses.
133 - No. 17 Bryan Ortenzio def. Jeff Canfora, 6-1
141 - No. 4 Zack Kemmerer def. Zack Ellis, FALL 3:34
141 - C.J. Cobb def. Mark Pinero, 6-3
149/157 - Steve Robertson def. Jordan Michelson, 10-4
149/157 - Troy Hernandez def. Andrew Lenzi, 4-1
165 - Lorenzo Thomas def. Zach Agostino, 11-3
174 - Ian Korb def. Mikel Steltenkamp, 11-2
285 - Steven Graziano def. Anthony DiLonardo. 4-3
133 - No. 17 Bryan Ortenzio def. Jeff Canfora, 2-0
141 - No. 4 Zack Kemmerer def. C.J. Cobb, 7-2
141 - Mark Pinero def. Zack Ellis, FALL 3:40
149/157 - Troy Hernandez def. Jordan Michelson, 12-3
149/157 - Steve Robertson def. Andrew Lenzi, 4-3
164/174 - Lorenzo Thomas def. Ian Korb, 9-7 (SV)
174/184 - Erich Smith def. Mike Steltenkamp, FALL 2:20
285 - Steven Graziano def. Anthony DiLonardo, 4-3