Photo of Steven Keith is courtesy of Gil Talbot.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Harvard wrestling team suffered three tough losses to open the 2010-11 dual meet season at the Journeyman/Sprawl & Brawl Sunday. Junior Corey Jantzen and sophomore co-captain Walter Peppelman won two matches each to lead the Crimson. Four other Crimson had their hands raised during the three duals.
Harvard began the day against No. 6 Penn State, falling 45-0 to a team that featured six ranked wrestlers. The Crimson won three matches in a 31-10 loss to Michigan State. In the final dual of the day, the Crimson won five of 10 matches, but earned bonus points in all its matches to earn a 24-22 victory.
Ninth-ranked Jantzen earned a major decision over Collin Dozier of Michigan State and won by technical fall against Corey Phillips of Eastern Michigan after suffered a 4-3 loss to Penn State's James English. Peppelman earned an upset win over No. 13 David Cheza of Michigan State, 3-0, and major decisioned Aaron Sulzer of Eastern Michigan, 14-2.
Harvard returns to action Dec. 3-4 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.