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No. 11 Cornell claims 41st Ivy League title, drops Ivy unbeaten Penn, 20-12 in Philadelphia

by Cornell Athletics

Graphic of 2022 Ivy League champions Cornell courtesy of Cornell Athletics.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- For the 41st time overall and the 18th time in the past 19 seasons, Cornell wrestling is the Ivy League champion. This one, however, feels anything but routine.

The Big Red handed Penn its first Ivy loss of the season, completing an unbeaten run with a 20-12 triumph over the Quakers on Sunday afternoon at the Palestra.

After handing over the trophy to Princeton in 2020 and having to wait an extra year to get it back due to the pandemic, first-year head coach Mike Grey has every reason to take an extra victory lap. His Big Red team earned inch of the trophy they'll bring back to Ithaca.

Cornell ran off five consecutive victories after dropping the opener at 165, running its lead to 16-5 after a Vito Arujau major decision at 125 after intermission. His 10-2 win over No. 26 Ryan Miller was one of five for Cornell wrestlers against ranked opponents on the day and the fourth during that run. Two-time defending national champion shut the door on the Quakers with a dominant major decision of his own against No. 27 Anthony Artolona, 10-2. The win clinched the conference crown with one match remaining.

The Big Red headed over a couple of blocks to face Drexel at 5 p.m.

#11 Cornell 20, Penn 12

165: #25 Lucas Reveno (Penn) won by decision over Jake Brindley (Cornell), 9-2

174: #12 Chris Foca (Cornell) won by decision over #26 Nick Incontrera (Penn), 4-2

184: #15 Jonathan Loew (Cornell) won by decision over #32 Neil Antrassian (Penn), 5-4

197: #19 Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) won by decision over Cole Urbas (Penn), 6-1

HWT: #17 Lewis Fernandes (Cornell) won by decision over #29 Ben Goldin (Penn), 2-0

125: #3 Vito Arujau (Cornell) won by major decision over #26 Ryan Miller (Penn), 10-2

133: #17 Michael Colaiocco (Penn) won by decision over #30 Dom LaJoie (Cornell), 8-4

141: #16 CJ Composto (Penn) won by decision over JJ Wilson (Cornell), 5-1

149: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) won by major decision over #27 Anthony Artalona (Penn), 10-2

157: #20 Doug Zapf (Penn) won by decision over #25 Hunter Richard (Cornell), 6-4