Princeton University hosted an NCAA division one open tournament. This year, they added an open women’s division at the tournament. There were thirty women’s teams in attendance (varsity and club). This was the first time EVER that an NCAA division one open tournament hosted an open tournament with a women’s division.
MIT had four women represent the club at the Princeton University Open and all four women placed. There were thirty teams in attendance (varsity and club level) and each woman from MIT won two or more matches.
Results: Sarah Sams (Champion) 3-0, Veloria Pannell (2nd place) 3-1, Zoe Pasetsky (4th place) 2-2, Viveca Pannell (6th place) 3-3.
When asked for a quote Coach McNeil stated:
“This was the toughest competition that the team has ever attended and four of our women’s team wrestlers proved that they are able to compete (and win) against some of the best women’s wrestlers in the country. I am extremely proud of them for the way that the competed, the way that they represented MIT, and for their commitment to the sport and getting better every day. It will be an exciting wrestling season and I cannot wait to see how they do the rest of the way.”