Cornell Wrestling Faces Uphill Battle in Path for Success at NCAAs
March 20, 2019


Above a doorway in the Friedman Wrestling Center sits a digital clock that has, for months, counted down each second — some more excruciatingly slower than the others — until Cornell wrestling will return to the NCAA Championships.

Once the clock stops counting and before it resets ahead of the 2020 tournament, the glory and disappointment of the 2018-19 season for Cornell wrestling will become irrelevant. Every pin, every upset, every injury, every high and every low will become forgotten.

“A good national championship makes an Easterns go away real quickly,” head coach Rob Koll said after his team took second at the tournament.