Wrestling Declares 2022-23 Captains – College of Pennsylvania Athletics

October 10, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – Carmen Ferrante, Ben Goldin, and Doug Zapf will proceed to guide Penn Wresting as they’ll function captains for the 2022-23 season as introduced by head coach Roger Reina.

All three have confirmed themselves as leaders on and off the mat for #TheMovement throughout their careers, and are prepared once more because the staff prepares for a brand new season.

“These three supplied sturdy management for his or her staff final season,” stated Reina. “But we’re assured they’ll ship next-level performances on and off the mats as we proceed our climb in what guarantees to be an extremely thrilling NCAA season.”

Ferrante, now a 3X Captain and previous NCAA Qualifer, went 4-0 on the 2021 Keystone Basic taking first place at 141 kilos. He went on to put on the prestigious Midlands Championships as effectively.  Battling for his beginning spot vs eventual NCAA All American CJ Composto, Carmen misplaced two razor skinny wrestle-offs but continued to ship distinctive management in Penn’s climb up the nationwide ladder final season. Ferrante made his method again to the lineup in a clutch win towards #19 Princeton as he moved up a weight class and earned a takedown in sudden victory sparking the twin win for Penn. 


“Every single day I’m grateful for the chance to assist lead Penn Wrestling,” stated Ferrante. “It’s an honor and a privilege to symbolize the historical past of this program and the spectacular group of men we have now right here. I like this staff, and I stay up for chasing down the imaginative and prescient we have now set for ourselves this upcoming 12 months.”

Goldin posted a 19-7 general file and went 7-2 in twin meet motion in 2021-22. He additionally went 6-2 towards EIWA competitors and 4-1 towards Ivy opponents. Goldin posted the fasted fall time on the season at 0:38. In 2022, he certified for his first NCAA Championships incomes a victory over UVA’s Quinn Miller (SV-1, 7-5). The Florida native positioned fourth on the 2022 EIWA Championships going 3-2 with wins over Columbia’s Daniel Conley (5-0), Binghamton’s Joe Doyle (3-1), and Princeton’s Matt Cowl (4-0). His seven twin meet wins got here towards #2 Penn State, Columbia, Brown, Harvard, LIU, #19 Princeton and Drexel. General, he posted a team-leading six falls. Persistently ranked nationally all through the season, he closed out the common season ranked in three polls: Wrestlestat (#27), Intermat (#28), and the NCAA Coaches’ Panel (#30). 

 “I’m grateful to be named one of many captains of the Penn Wrestling staff,” stated Goldin. “As a pacesetter I wish to create an setting the place each member shares within the staff’s success no matter their place within the lineup. Our room has grown extraordinarily aggressive, and I’m excited to look at us exceed our objectives.”


Zapf’s 2021-22 season included early season finals appearances in each the Keystone Basic and The Midlands. He went 19-8 general and was 7-2 in twin meets. He posted a 6-1 file towards EIWA competitors and went 3-1 in Ivy duals. Over the course of the season earned wins towards #2 Penn State, Columbia, Harvard, #11 Cornell, LIU, Drexel, and American. In his season debut, he earned an enormous victory over Lehigh’s returning All-American, Josh Humphreys (9-8), on the Journeymen Collegiate Basic. Zapf positioned for the threerd consecutive 12 months on the EIWA Championships and earned his 2nd NCAA berth within the course of.  Like Goldin, Zapf earned nationwide recognition all through the season as he closed out the common season ranked in 4 polls: Intermat (#19), Wrestlestat (#19), FloWrestling (#21), and the NCAA Coaches’ Panel (#23).  Submit season, Zapf broke out on the freestyle scene with a powerful 3rd place end at 70kg within the US Open, posting wins over NCAA finalist Sammy Sasso of Ohio State and former NCAA Champ Anthony Ashnault of Rutgers.


“Being a captain for the Penn Wrestling staff is an honor,” stated Zapf. “The Penn Wrestling group is extraordinarily particular, and I hope to be a robust instance for my teammates. I hope to guide the staff this 12 months to heights by no means reached earlier than!”





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