Jaffe went 2-0 to lead the Crimson (Robert Preston).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting its first two Ivy League foes of the season, Harvard wrestling split a pair of duels with Columbia and No. 9 Cornell on Saturday at the Malkin Athletic Center. Harvard took down Columbia, 24-14, in its matinee but later fell to Cornell, 33-11, to finish the day.
Freshman A.J. Jaffe (141) went a perfect 2-0 to lead the team, posting a pair of victories by decision. Sophomore Samuel Goldman (133) also posted a 2-0 mark, winning once apiece by technical fall and forfeit.
Harvard opened the day with a 24-14 victory over the Lions. The Crimson posted three-straight wins after falling in the opening bout, with freshman Hunter Ladnier (149) scoring five points after an 18-3 technical fall victory.
Harvard took on Cornell in the second outing of the day, falling 33-11 to move to 1-1 in Ivy play. The Crimson jumped out to an early 8-6 lead after Goldman won by technical fall, 17-1, and Jaffe won in overtime by decision, 7-5. Senior Nicholas Gajdzik rounded out the evening with a win at 285 pounds for Harvard, 7-4.
The Crimson takes its talents on the road for a pair of duals Feb. 4 against Penn and Princeton. Both matchups, along with the full replay of the duals with Columbia and Cornell, will be available on the Ivy League Digital Network.