Say what you will about Princeton wrestling. This, no one can dispute: it’s a team gifted with an enviable narrative arc.
Wrestling walked away from a Saturday, Dillon Gymnasium doubleheader against Penn and Drexel — Pennsylvania’s top two Division I programs — with back-to-back victories. The 33–6 and 22–16 wins cemented Princeton as the sole Ivy League champion and earned the team its first undefeated Ivy League season since 1986.
It took three decades, and a dream.
Robert Doar ’83 sat down with The Daily Princetonian to answer questions about his time at the University, his political ideology, and current events.
Cornell wrestling has a dynasty. Princeton wrestling has a dream. On Sunday in Jadwin Gymnasium, one will fall — or fall short.
Princeton wrestling opened its Ivy League season last weekend with victories against Harvard and Brown.
Heading into a new decade, no, 12 Princeton wrestling didn’t pump the brakes. In the past three weeks, Tiger wrestling earned NCAA Team of the Week honors for routing no. 25 Rider University 25—9 and placed fifth, the highest of any Ivy League program, at the grueling 35-team Ken Kraft Midlands Championship.
“Did I dope? Yeah. Of course. Horses don’t stop. They keep going.”
“Honestly,“ said Audrey Pang ’05, “I never thought it would take 15 years for there to be another girl wrestling for Princeton.”
Head wrestling coach Chris Ayres has a vision. But sometimes, dreams fall flat.