Blog / Wrestling at Drexel

Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is known for its co-op program, which is ranked among the best, if not the best in the nation, and is also known for its academics. In fact, this year marks the eighth year in a row Drexel has been named a Top 100 University by U.S. News & World Report.

The wrestling program, currently lead by fifth year coach Matt Azevedo, is making some noise as Drexel had its first-ever EIWA champion and sent four wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament this past season. Coach Azevedo wrestled at Arizona State and Iowa State in college and was the 2008 U.S. Open National Champion.

Joining Coach Azevedo is Zack Sheaffer, a former heavy weight All-American at Pittsburgh and assistant coach at Clarion University, and Jimmy Sheptock, a two time All-American and NCAA runner up at Maryland. Rounding out the staff is Joe Stanzione, a former wrestler at Cornell, who helps with nutrition and diets at Drexel in addition to working with the light weights.

Quick Facts

Division Division 1
Location Philadelphia, PA
Travel Time (from Jeff High) 11 Hours
Student Count 26,359
School Website
Athletics Website

Interview with Coach Sheaffer

I had the opportunity to talk to Assistant Coach Zachary Sheaffer about Drexel Wrestling...

Note: This interview was originally posted on Team Jeff Wrestling.

What separates Drexel from other wrestling programs?

Describe the Drexel Facility... Describe the wrestling fan base at Drexel... What sets a recruit apart from the rest of the pack? What should a high school freshman/sophomore do if he wants to wrestle in college? What about Drexel specifically?

Drexel University Promo Video