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38 Days, 38 Sports: Wrestling

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 08/05/2013
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.

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Chris Ayres
• Eighth season
• has coached 14 EIWA placewinners over the last four years
• guided Garrett Frey to two EIWA finals and three NCAA Championships
• returned the EIWA Championships to Jadwin Gym for the first time since 1987
• won an EIWA championship as a wrestler at Lehigh

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 Princeton Wrestling • Ten Fast Facts

1) Princeton is one of four charter members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, which was founded in 1905.

2) In addition to 11 Ivy titles, the team has won three EIWA titles (1911, 1941 and 1978). The 1978 team finished 14th at the NCAA Championships, while the 1985 team finished 18th.

3) One Princeton wrestler has captured a national individual title. Bradley Glass ’53 won the individual championship in the unlimited weight division in 1951. Emil Deliere ’72, John Sefter ’78, John Orr ’85 and Greg Parker ’03 (2002) all placed second in the NCAA Tournament. (Orr placed second in 1984 and 1985).

4) Four Princeton wrestlers were named outstanding wrestler of the EIWA Tournament: Charlie Powers ’38 (1937), Bob Eberle ’41 (1941), John Orr ’85 (1984) and Greg Parker ‘03 (2003).

5) The only three wrestlers to earn first-team All-Ivy League honors four times were all from Princeton: Keith Ely ’79, John Orr ’85 and Dave Crisanti ’86.

6) Chris Ayres, a former EIWA champion who was named head coach prior to the 2006-07 season, has brought two-time All-America Sean Gray and two-time NCAA champion Joe Dubuque on to his coaching staff. Joe Jamison is the veteran of the staff; he is in his ninth year at Princeton.

7) The last Princetonian to reach the NCAA finals was Greg Parker, who wrestled for the 174-pound national championship in his hometown of Albany, N.Y. He upset the No. 1 seed, Otto Olson of Michigan, in the semifinal.

8) Garrett Frey '14 has reached two EIWA finals, including the 2012 championship in Jadwin Gym. He is one of seven Princetonians to make three NCAA Championships; the others are: Charles Dressel (1969-71); Steve Grubman (1976-78); John Sefter (1976-78); Keith Ely (1977-79); Dave Crisanti (1984-86); and Greg Parker (2001-03).

9) Princeton had three NCAA qualifiers in the 2012 Championships, and all three won at least one match. Two of them, Frey and Adam Krop, will return for the 2013-14 season after missing last season with injury.

10) Princeton will compete in the 2013 Grapple at the Garden, a 16-team competition at Madison Square Garden, on Dec. 1. The Tigers will take on both Army and Drexel; the latter is one of four new teams in the EIWA.


 Princeton Wrestling • Five To Watch
Callahan Frey Gibbons Krop Perez
Senior Ryan Callahan upset the No. 3 seed and earned his best EIWA finish in 2013. He fell one point short of the NCAA Championships
Senior Garrett Frey suffered a season-ending injury last season, and will try to be the first Princeton wrestler ever to make four NCAAs this year.
Sophomore Scott Gibbons led all Princeton wrestlers in wins (23) last season. He placed seventh at his first EIWA Championships.
Junior Adam Krop was in the Top 15 as a sophomore, but missed 2012-13 with a torn ACL. Made NCAA debut in 2012 placed third at Midlands. Sophomore Chris Perez led all freshmen in wins in 2011-12, and placed at EIWAs, but he missed the 2012-13 season with a knee injury.

July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Crew
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track
July 19 - Women's Open Crew
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Ice Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming & Diving
Aug 1 - Men's Tennis
Aug 2 - Women's Cross Country
Aug 5 - Wrestling

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