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From left, assistant coach Eze Chukwuezi 23 and junior Xavier Pommells train together in the Glazer Arena. The Ithaca College wrestling teams coaching staff is made up entirely of program alumni.

In-house coaching staff keeps Bombers wrestling connected

By Jacob Infald, Contributing Writer December 1, 2023
When the Ithaca College wrestling team returned to campus this fall, the practice room was more crowded than normal. However, there is still familiarity in the room — on top of the new athletes, there are five new assistant coaches, four of whom were athletes on the team last season.
From left, sophomore Isaias Torres and junior Winnie Pierre-Louis are each looking to take their games to the national level in the 2023–24 season.

Wrestling sees fresh faces in conference competition

By Jacob Infald, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023
The Ithaca College wrestling team is looking to build upon a second-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and fight for another chance at a national title.
Sophomore Wenchard Pierre-Louis won his weight class to advance to the National Championship, one of four Bombers to qualify.

Four wrestlers punch their tickets to national tournament

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College wrestling team took second place in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional, hosting the two-day tournament Feb. 24 and 25 in the Glazer Arena. 
Delaware Valley University sophomore wrestler Greg Croce flips IC first-year student wrestler Brian Bienus at the Ithaca Invitational on Nov. 5.

Wrestling welcomes fans back with strong Ithaca Invitational showing

By Aidan Charde and Daniel King November 9, 2022
A raucous crowd gathered in the Glazer Arena on Nov. 4 and 5 to watch the first wrestling event hosted on campus that has allowed spectators since the 2019–20 season.
From left, graduate student Eze Chukwuezi and senior Matt Beyer are both looking to make a statement this season and make strong pushes in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Wrestling grapples for a championship

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
The Bombers finished last season with an 11–4 record in dual matches, ending the season with a second-place finish in the NCAA Regional tournament and 27th place in the NCAA Division III Championships
From left, junior Red Dragon Chandler Merwin faces off against junior Bombers wrestler Matthew Beyer, and junior Bombers gymnast Zoe Kyriakopoulos competes on the balance beam Feb. 16.

Wrestling and gymnastics programs compete in Rumble and Tumble

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer February 16, 2022
The Ithaca College wrestling and gymnastics teams went head-to-head with the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons in the fifth annual Rumble and Tumble event for the first time in two years Feb. 16. 
From left, juniors Travis Jones, Matt Beyer and senior Eze Chukwuezi each won titles at the New York State Championships on Nov. 20 in Cortland. Both Jones and Chukwuezi won championships in 2019.

Three wrestlers take home New York State titles

By Rocco Di Maiolo, Staff Writer December 9, 2021
As the Ithaca College wrestling team wrapped up the first half of the season, three members of the wrestling team brought home first place at the New York State Championships.
From left, junior Travis Jones and senior Eze Chukwuezi will look to lead the Ithaca College wrestling team this season.

Wrestling team prepared to prove it’s a national title contender

By Connor Wood, Staff Writer November 10, 2021
The Ithaca College wrestling team opens the regular season ranked No. 14 in the country according to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Coaches Preseason Rankings.
Sophomore Eze Chukwuezi works to take down his opponent in the NCAA Mideast Regionals on March 1.

Sophomore wrestler discusses road to national championship

By Arla Davis March 4, 2020
Sophomore Eze Chukwuezi discusses the 2020 NCAA Mideast Regionals and how the Bombers are preparing for the national championship.
Junior wrestler Ben Brisman competes on the mat as a gymnast performs on the beam behind him.

Gymnasts and wrestlers compete side by side at Rumble and Tumble meet

By Arla Davis and Emily Adams February 27, 2020
The Ithaca College wrestling and gymnastics teams faced off against SUNY Cortland on Feb. 19 in the annual Rumble and Tumble meet.
Sophomore Eze Chuckwuezi wrestles a Western New England University competitor at the 35th Ithaca College Invitational Nov. 2. in Glazer Arena.

Wrestling team proves strength against high-ranked opponents

By Connor Wood, Staff Writer January 30, 2020
The Ithaca College wrestling team has beaten several high-ranked opponents this year and hopes to maintain its legacy of national success.
Wrestling transfer gets back on the mat after major injury

Wrestling transfer gets back on the mat after major injury

By Connor Wood, Staff Writer November 21, 2019
Junior wrestler Jordan Wallace came to Ithaca College after getting injured at the University of Maryland and taking three years off from the sport.
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