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Busy Weekend on Tap for Wrestling

Busy Weekend on Tap for Wrestling

Harvard will wrestle three dual meets this weekend including a pair at home in the MAC (Gil Talbot).

The Story Line
The Harvard wrestling team will compete three times this weekend when it takes to the mat against Brown, Boston University and No. 12 Lehigh. The Crimson will first travel to Providence, R.I. on Saturday, Feb. 11 to face the Bears at 1 p.m. before returning to Cambridge to host BU at 7 p.m. in a battle for the Charles Cup. Harvard will welcome the Mountain Hawks into the Malkin Athletic Center on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m.

Rank and File
The Crimson fell out of the Intermat tournament strength rankings top 25 for the first time since January 18 after posting a 1-1 record last week against Penn and Princeton.  Despite the drop in the team rankings, the Crimson still have three student-athletes featured in the individual rankings. 

157-pounder Walter Peppelman moved down four spots to No. 8 after going 1-1 against the Quakers and Tigers.  Peppelman posted a 5-2 decision over Penn's Troy Hernandez to run his win streak to 10 matches, but was taken out by Princeton's Daniel Kolodzik, now ranked 16th, 9-1 in the nightcap. The junior boasts an 18-4 overall record on the year with eight falls and four major decisions.

Corey Jantzen, who was out of action last weekend, moved up one spot to No. 7 at 149 lbs. The senior is 7-2 on the year since returning from injury, with two wins over opponents ranked in the top eight.

Steven Keith remained as the No. 12 grappler at 133 lbs. after picking up a pair of wins last weekend. The junior opened up with a 6-2 decision over Bryan Ortenzio of Penn, currently ranked No. 14, and earned a 10-0 major decision against Princeton's Christopher Perez. Keith is 24-6 on the year and has earned four wins over top 15 opponents.

Projected Lineups

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Harvard (5-6, 2-4 EIWA)
Max Mejia (2-4, 1-1)
No. 12 Steven Keith (24-6, 8-1) or
Ryan Osleeb (3-6, 1-0)
Shay Warren (3-6, 1-1)

Patrick Hogan (2-13, 2-9)

No. 8 Walter Peppelman (18-4, 10-1)

Ian Roy (2-9, 1-5)

Josh Popple (6-4, 6-4) or
Bryan Panzano (1-9, 0-3)
Cameron Croy (15-10, 7-4)

James Fox (18-10, 6-3) or
Bryan Panzano (1-9, 0-3)
David Ng (8-13, 4-7)

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Brown (6-6, 2-4 EIWA)
Billy Watterson
T.J. Popolizio or
Beau Martino
Grant Overcashier or
Zack Tanenbaum
Ricky Bailey or
Zack Rees
Zack Kulczycki or
Max Lewin
Pat Labuz or
Jeff Lemmer
David Foxen or
Ricky McDonald
Ophir Bernstein or
Brandon Vorrius
Sterling Hecox or
Marcos Aranda
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Wt.
125:
133:

141:

149:
157:
165:
174:

184:
197:

HWT:

Harvard (5-6, 2-4 EIWA)
Max Mejia (2-4, 1-1)
No. 12 Steven Keith (24-6, 8-1) or
Ryan Osleeb (3-6, 1-0)
Shay Warren (3-6, 1-1)

Patrick Hogan (2-13, 2-9)
No. 8 Walter Peppelman (18-4, 10-1)
Ian Roy (2-9, 1-5)
Josh Popple (6-4, 6-4) or
Bryan Panzano (1-9, 0-3)
Cameron Croy (15-10, 7-4)
James Fox (18-10, 6-3) or
Bryan Panzano (1-9, 0-3)
David Ng (8-13, 4-7)

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BU (12-5, 1-4 CAA)
Bubba McGinley (10-7, 8-5)
No. 15 Fred Santaite (12-0, 12-0)

Tyler Scotten (5-9, 3-6) or
B.J. Suitor (8-7, 5-6)
Peter Ishiguro (2-12, 1-9)
Nick Tourville (14-8, 11-6)
Mitchell Wightman (7-9, 6-6)
Kyle Czarnecki (18-9, 12-5) or
Andrew Swank (0-2, 0-2)
Hunter Meys (5-5, 5-5)
No. 14 John Hall (11-0, 8-0)

Kevin Innis (15-4, 10-

Wt.
125:
133:

141:

149:

157:
165:

174:

184:
197:

HWT:

Harvard (5-6, 2-4 EIWA)
Max Mejia (2-4, 1-1)
No. 12 Steven Keith (24-6, 8-1) or
Ryan Osleeb (3-6, 1-0)
Shay Warren (3-6, 1-1)

Patrick Hogan (2-13, 2-9)

No. 8 Walter Peppelman (18-4, 10-1)
Ian Roy (2-9, 1-5)

Josh Popple (6-4, 6-4) or
Bryan Panzano (1-9, 0-3)
Cameron Croy (15-10, 7-4)
James Fox (18-10, 6-3) or
Bryan Panzano (1-9, 0-3)
David Ng (8-13, 4-7)

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No. 12 Lehigh (9-5, 4-1 EIWA)
Alex Abreu (0-11, 0-10)
Mason Beckman (20-7, 9-5)

No. 18 Steve Dutton (11-4, 6-2) or
Jimmy Carucci (4-11, 0-5)
Shane Welsh (16-5, 2-1) or
Kyle Rosser (11-8, 2-4)
Brian Tanen (4-9, 4-7)
No. 9 Brandon Hatchett (13-3, 6-2) or Sean Bilodeau (12-4, 3-4)
Nate Brown (12-5, 9-4) or
Kevin Bailey (4-2, 0-1)
No. 3 Robert Hamlin (20-1, 13-1)
No. 11 Joe Kennedy (14-4, 6-1) or
Kadeem Samuels (13-7, 6-1)
No. 3 Zach Rey (17-1, 13-1

Charles Cup
Harvard and BU will battle for the Charles Cup on Saturday and bragging rights between the only two Div. I wrestling programs in Massachusettes. The two teams began competing for the cup in 2010 and the Terriers have laid claim to it each of the last two years.

Mic'd Up
Jay Weiss, the David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling, was wired for sound when the Crimson hosted Army in its home opener Jan. 28. 

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