photo courtesy of Beverly Schaefer/Princeton Athletics
The first College Wrestler of the Week for the 2018-19 season is Princeton freshman Patrick Glory. Since Ivy League schools do not redshirt, Glory is a true freshman that saw his first collegiate action in his school’s Princeton Open, Sunday. Patrick captured the title at 125 lbs by going 4-0 on the day. In all four of his matches, Glory picked up bonus points, which would break down to be two falls and two major decisions. The most notable win for Glory was a 9-0 shutout of 17th ranked Devin Schroder (Purdue). In the previous match, the Boilermaker has knocked off 15th ranked Gabe Townsell (Stanford), himself. Patrick secured his championship with a second period fall over Rider junior Jonathan Tropea in the finals. The highly touted Glory lived up to his billing, as he was ranked 16th overall in the high school Class of 2018 and second at 126 lbs.
Patrick was among three Tiger wrestlers who came away with titles at the Princeton Open. Next on the schedule for Glory and Princeton is a trip to Iowa on November 16th to take on the Hawkeyes. We’ll get the opportunity to see precisely how the Tiger freshman stacks up against the best in the country as he will meet the defending NCAA Champion at 125 lbs, Spencer Lee.