Wrestling Loses Tough Battle with Boston University in Charles Cup

Photo of Adam Hogue courtesy of Gil Tablot.

BOSTON, Mass. - The Harvard wrestling team won five of nine matches contested against Boston University but it wasn't enough for the team victory as the Terriers earned bonus points in four matches for a 25-18 win in the second annual battle for the Charles Cup.

Steven Keith started the Crimson off with a huge 17-2 technical fall over Ryan Dowd at 125 pounds. BU took the lead on All-American Fred Santaite's win by fall. Joseph Marino earned an 8-0 major decision at 141 to put the lead back in the hand of the Crimson. After Harard forfeited at 149, the Crimson got wins from No. 8 Walter Peppelman and Adam Hogue, both decision to go back on top.

The Terriers won the next three matches to seal the team victory and earn the Charles Cup for the second year in a row.  Andrew Knapp picked up a 2-1 win at heavyweight before the match ended.

Harvard hosts Brown and Hofstra tomorrow at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson faces the Bears at noon and the Pride at 2 p.m.