Six grapplers in Penn history have recorded 100 wins in a red and blue uniform. Matt Valenti is the first to do it as a junior. On Sunday afternoon in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships (EIWA) final at 133 pounds, Valenti pickedwinnumber 100by defeating Harvard’s Robbie Preston, 4-2, in overtime. The Newton, Pa. native improved to 31-2 on the season and 100-20 in his career at Penn. The 2004 All-American heads to his second NCAA Championships next week.
His 100 victories stand sixth all-time. Brett Matter, a 2000 NCAA Champion, holds the program records for wins with 128. Three-time All-American Matt Feast is second with 118 win, Yoshi Nakamura is third (115), followed by Brandon Slay (110) and Rick Springman (109).