Harvard Wins Five Matches To Tie Hofstra, 20-20

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Harvard wrestling team won five matches en route to a 20-20 tie against Hofstra Saturday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex. The Crimson scored bonus points in two matches to improve to 2-3-1 on the young season.

Freshman Chadwick Eason and Steven Keith gave the Crimson a 10-0 lead after Eason accepted a win by forfeit in his first appearance of the season and Keith moved up to 133 pounds for a 12-2 major decision over Jeff Rotella.

Senior co-captain J.P. O’Connor, the top-ranked wrestler at 157 pounds, handed 19th-ranked Jonny Bonilla-Bowman a 6-1 loss to remain unbeaten at 17-0 this season. O’Connor is just one win away from tying Dustin DeNunzio ’99 for second on the all-time wins list at Harvard (115).

Junior Michael Sadler grabbed his first win of the season with a 13-6 victory over Ryan Colmer at 165 pounds. Senior co-captain Louis Caputo improved to 8-2 at 184 pounds with a 9-1 major decision over Anthony Tortora. The win give Caputo 111 career wins, which ties him for fourth on the all-time wins liast with Ed Mosely ’00.

The Crimson continues dual action at the Lone Star Duals Saturday, Jan. 16. Harvard faces nationally ranked Oklahoma State, Arizona State and Utah Valley State.