Penn State. Iowa. Oklahoma. Missouri. These schools come to mind when most people think of wrestling powerhouse schools; however, Cornell is slowly joining these elite few as one of the top-performing programs in the nation.
The break was an interesting one for the Cornell wrestling team, who competed in some massive tournaments and the beginning of Ivy League competition, with some very positive results to start the season, while the rest of the student population went home for the holidays.
Three Cornell wrestlers brought home a national title Saturday night from the NCAA tournament held in St. Louis, Mo. Junior Kyle Dake’s national title was the third of his career, captured after a match in which he took persistent shots to the head from a St. John wrestler.