Updates from the Lehigh University wrestling program in Bethlehem, Pa.
Lehigh vs. Penn
Lehigh at the Northeast Duals
Lehigh tops No. 15 Bloomsburg by a final of 22-13.
Lehigh post-match interview with Pat Santoro following an 18-17 loss to Bucknell.
Lehigh wrestle offs in 100 seconds
Lehigh Wrestling gets underway with the annual Wrestle Offs.
Lehigh Wrestling home opener November 9 against Bucknell in Leeman-Turner Arena.
Lehigh’s five qualifiers head to Iowa for the 83rd NCAA wrestling championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, as the national tournament returns to Iowa for the first time since 2001. The Mountain Hawks have returned to the national spotlight with back-to-back eighth place finishes at the last two NCAA championships.
Despite spotting No. 8 Cornell an early 11-0 lead, No. 25 Lehigh battled back winning four of the next six bouts, but the Big Red ultimately prevailed by a 20-13 score Sunday afternoon inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. Senior Robert Hamlin knocked off defending NCAA Champion Steve Bosak 3-1 in sudden victory at 184, but it wasn’t enough as the Big Red won six bouts on the day.
The Lehigh wrestling team visited Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the first time since 2002, but the host Hawkeyes greeted the Mountain Hawks rudely, as No. 5 Iowa raced to a 23-0 lead en route to a 26-9 win over No. 23 Lehigh on Thursday. The Hawkeyes won the first six bouts and seven of the ten matches overall.
For the first time since 2002 the Lehigh wrestling team heads to Iowa as the 23rd-ranked Mountain Hawks meet the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Mountain Hawks are coming off an up-and-down weekend at home where they posted an impressive 34-7 win over Hofstra before stumbling 24-12 against Penn in their EIWA opener.
The Lehigh wrestling team takes to the road for the first time this season with a pair of weekend duals against in-state foes. The 21st-ranked Mountain Hawks will first visit two-time defending national champion Penn State Friday in the 101st dual meet between the longtime Eastern rivals. Then, Lehigh will stop in Bloomsburg to face the Huskies Saturday afternoon.
The 21st-ranked Lehigh wrestling team opened its 2012-13 season by winning six bouts in a 23-16 triumph over Binghamton Thursday night inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. Freshman Eric Hess won by first period pin in his varsity dual debut as he was one of three Mountain Hawks to produce bonus points on the evening.
The 104th season of Lehigh wrestling begins Thursday night as the 21st-ranked Mountain Hawks host Binghamton. Fans will get their first look at a Lehigh squad that finished eighth at last year’s NCAA Championships, but lost three All-Americans to graduation, after last week’s Brown and White Wrestle-offs were cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy.<
The 2012-13 wrestling season is right around the corner. The Mountain Hawks will face three of the top five finishers and nine of the top 20 teams from last year’s NCAA Championships. See what Coach Pat Santoro thinks about the competition. Get your tickets now!
The Lehigh wrestling team returned to the mats Wednesday afternoon for the first official practice of the 2012-13 season. The Mountain Hawks took to the mats in the Billy Sheridan Wrestling Room in the Gerald G. Leeman Wrestling Complex, kicking off three weeks of preseason workouts leading up to the annual Brown and White Wrestle-offs on Thursday, November 1.