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Louis Caputo, Wrestling

Louis Caputo is the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 3. Caputo placed fifth at the 47th Midland Championships, one of the most prestigious tournaments. The tournament was the senior co-captains first wrestling match of the season for the Crimson. Caputo posted a 4-2 record at the two-day event and improved to 22-12 at the tournament in his career. The 184-pound grappler won his first two matches before falling to fifth seed and eventual champion John Dergo of Illinois, 6-3. In the wrestlebacks, Caputo defeated Jerome Ward of Iowa State, the eighth seed and No. 12 wrestler in the nation, 3-1 in sudden victory. After falling to the three seed Phil Keddy, Caputo handed Grant Gramball a 5-0 defeat to place for the fourth time in his career at Midlands.