CORNELL BIG RED WRESTLING
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Cornell Big Red Tickets
Location: Ithaca, NY
Coach: Rob Koll
League: Ivy League
Regular Season: November through March
Cornell Big Red Wrestling TicketsFar above Cayuga's waters as the Cornell anthem begins is a wrestling team with an impressive history that began back in 1907. In its initial year, coach E.J. O'Connell brought the team to a pair of .500 finishes for the first two years and a third-place finish at the EIWA (Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) Championships. Since then, the team has been lead by just five more head coaches in over 100 years of athletics. Under current Coach Rob Koll, who came to the team as an assistant coach during the 1989-1990 season, the team has won two second-place finishes in the NCAA Championships and had seven different four-time NCAA All American wrestlers. Cornell has also had an impressive 39 Ivy League team titles, 25 EIWA team titles and had an individual wrestler in the NCAA finals 29 different times. The team competes during the regular season each fall through spring as a part of the Ivy League of the NCAA before entering post-season play. Cheer on the Big Red in person with tickets to Cornell Big Red wrestling at StubHub.
Where does Cornell Big Red Wrestling compete?Cornell hosts its wrestlers in the Friedman Wrestling Center. Opened in 2002, the center became the first standalone building devoted solely to college wrestling. The Niemand arena section of the center offers a modular setup with retractable bleachers that can host multiple matches simultaneously or create seating space for 900 to watch two champions compete in a final match. State-of-the-art concert sound systems make it easy to hear scoring and announcements anywhere in the building.
Who is the Cornell Big Red wrestling coach?Coach Rob Koll has overseen the last few decades of Cornell Wrestling. The team has become a regular in the NCAA tournament finals while under almost three decades of his guidance. An NCAA champion himself, Koll has mentored 16 NCAA champions and 71 All-Americans. In the first 25 seasons of coaching, he has had at least one qualifying wrestler in the NCAA championships every year. A staggering nine of Koll's wrestlers qualified for the championships in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.
Who are some of the most accomplished Cornell Big Red wrestlers?Four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake tops the list of best-known Cornell wrestlers. Dake was the first wrestler in NCAA history to win four national titles in four different weight classes during his college career of 2010-2013. Dake also won the accolade of NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2013. He became the third Cornellian to win this award, following Frank Bettucci in 1953 and Dave Auble in 1960. Other accomplished Cornell wrestlers include Travis Lee, a two-time NCAA champion in 2003 and 2005 and Gabe Dean, who won back-to-back NCAA championships in 2015 and 2016.
Who does the Cornell Big Red team compete against?In-league competition includes the Harvard Crimson and Columbia Lions. Because Cornell is a nationally competitive team, they also compete against other highly ranked college teams like the Ohio State Buckeyes and Virginia Tech Hokies. In addition to dual matches, the team also hosts an invitational, the Cornell Open, in early November. As a national powerhouse, they are commonly invited to other invitationals nationwide.
Where can I buy Cornell Big Red Wrestling tickets?Whether you want to see a home game in Ithaca or watch these nationally ranked wrestlers compete somewhere else, StubHub is the place to go for Cornell Big Red wrestling tickets. Purchase seats online or through the mobile app; both are covered by the FanProtect guarantee.
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