Six Wrestlers Earn Victories in Harvard 's First Three Duals

Six Wrestlers Earn Victories in Harvard 's First Three Duals

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.

Steven Keith (125), Sam Waters (125), Adam Hogue (165) and Cameron Croy (184) earned victories in the contests against MSU and Eastern Michigan.

Harvard returns to action Dec. 3-4 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.