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Alex Tirapelle Resigns as Penn Wrestling Coach

Alex Tirapelle, Penn

PHILADELPHIA – Alex Tirapelle, the Roger Reina Head Coach of Wrestling at the University of Pennsylvania, has resigned his position, Director of Athletics Dr. M. Grace Calhoun announced today.

“I want to thank Alex for his service to Penn Wrestling and wish him the best in the future,” Calhoun said. “We will endeavor to find the best candidate to lead the program moving forward.”

Tirapelle compiled a 21-18 record in three seasons as the head coach at Penn and had five wrestlers advance to the NCAA Championship this past winter. He previously was an assistant at Stanford and UC-Davis following a wrestling career at Illinois where he earned All-America and Academic All-America honors.

A national search will be conducted to find Tirapelle’s replacement.

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