Wrestling Competes Aginst Tough Competition at Lone Star Duals

Photo of Shay Warren courtesy of Gil Talbot.

ARLINGTON, TexasWalter Peppelman picked up three wins at the Lone Star Duals Saturday afternoon including a win over a top-six wrestler to lead the Harvard wrestling team.

The Crimson lost a close match to Appalachian State, 22-17, before falling to No. 7 Oklahoma, 33-8, and Stanford, 35-10.

Peppelman won all three bouts by bonus points, outscoring his opponents, 42-0, to his three matches. The 11th-ranked wrestler biggest win of the day came against sixth-ranked Chase Nelson of Oklahoma. Peppelman dominated the Sooner wrestler in a 17-0 shutout.

Freshman Ian Roy picked up two wins on the afternoon at 174 pounds, defeating Carter Downs of Appalachian State, 4-3 and Oklahoma's Jeff James, 4-2.

Steven Keith (125), Shay Warren (133) and Andrew Knapp (285) all earned wins in one of the three matches.

Harvard takes a short break from competition next week and returns to action Jan. 29 at Army.