Wrestling Team to Compete at Madison Square Garden

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Grapple at the Garden The Muhlenberg wrestling team will compete at the 2014 “Grapple at the Garden” event on Sunday, December 21 at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.

The Mules are scheduled to face Southern Maine at 10:00 a.m. in the third annual celebration of wrestling at “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”

Muhlenberg is one of 24 college teams, including 14 from Division I and three from Division III, that will be competing in the event. While the Mules wrestle Southern Maine on Mat 8, the adjacent Mat 7 will feature two nationally ranked Division I teams – No. 3 Cornell vs. No. 14 Edinboro. Two other ranked Division I teams, No. 10 Lehigh and No. 22 Northern Iowa, will be present as well.

The inaugural Grapple at the Garden was held in December 2012 and marked the first time that collegiate wrestling appeared in the illustrious history of Madison Square Garden.

Tickets are $20. To order tickets by mail, please click here and fill out the order form. Or you can contact Muhlenberg head coach Shaun Lally at 610-703-497 or slally@muhlenberg.edu.

This will hardly be the first time a Muhlenberg team has competed at Madison Square Garden. The men’s basketball squads of the 1940s and 1950s played there regularly, with three straight Mule teams participating in the NIT, which at the time was the biggest postseason college basketball tournament.