Columbia’s wrestling team (4-6, 0-1 Ivy) will resume competition after a 13-day respite due to delays caused by last week’s storm. The Light Blue will be hosting Princeton (2-10, 0-3 Ivy) on Friday and the No. 23 Quakers (7-3, 2-1 Ivy) on Saturday.
The Lions kick off the action Friday evening as they take on a struggling Tigers team that finds itself trying to climb up from the bottom of the Ancient Eight.
The big match of the evening will be contested at the 149-pound weight class, with Princeton’s top wrestler, Zach Bintliff, taking on Lions senior standout Steve Santos. Santos is dominating his weight class at 18-2 and is ranked sixth in the country.
On Saturday, the Lions will have to ratchet up the intensity as they face a formidable Penn team that is sitting at second in the Ivy League. Saturday’s matches will mark the 101st meeting between the two squads. The Light Blue will be fighting for its first victory over the Quakers since 2007.
The Lions take to the mat Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. at the New York Athletic Club.