Wrestling Posts Six Wins To Take Down Army, 23-16

Ng was one of six Crimson grapplers to register a win Sunday at Army (Gil Talbot).

WEST POINT, N.Y. – David Ng registered a 7-4 decision over Curtis Garner to secure a 23-16 victory for the Harvard wrestling team over Army Sunday afternoon. The victory was Harvard's second in three years against the Black Knights.

The Crimson (3-4, 1-3 EIWA) won six of the 10 bouts beginning with a pin by 125-pounder Jeffrey Ott at 3:46 against Hunter Wood. Jordan Thome evened the team scores at 6-6 with a fall against Ryan Osleeb at 133 lbs. before the Crimson rattled off three straight wins to open a 17-6 margin.

No. 13 Steven Keith picked up his 19th win of the season and the 96th of his career with a 9-0 major decision over Tyler Rauenzahn, and Todd Preston posted a 2-1 decision over John Belanger at 149 lbs. to make it two in a row. No. 8 Walter Peppelman capped the run off with an 11-2 major decision over Brian Harvey, his seventh straight win and his fifth with bonus points during that time.

Army (5-6, 2-2 EIWA) came back with three wins of their own, picking up a major decision at 165 lbs. and decisions at 174 lbs. and 184 lbs. Heading into the final two bouts Harvard led by just one, 17-16.

James Fox earned a 10-5 decision against Bryce Barnes at 197 lbs. to give the Crimson a 20-16 edge. Ng took care of the rest from there, registering his 7-4 decision to secure the victory.

Harvard will take a week off before heading to Pennsylvania to face Penn and Princeton on Saturday, Feb. 9 and No. 14 Lehigh Sunday, Feb. 10.

Harvard 23, Army 16
Jeffrey Ott (HU) pinned Hunter Wood (A), 3:46, 6-0
Jordan Thome (A) pinned Ryan Osleeb (HU), 5:50, 6-6
No. 13 Steven Keith (HU) maj. dec. Tyler Rauenzahn (A), 9-0, 10-6
Todd Preston (HU) dec. John Belanger (A), 2-1, 13-6
No. 8 Walter Peppelman (HU) maj. dec. Brian Harvey (A), 11-2, 17-6
Paul Hancock (A) maj. dec. Devon Gobbo (HU), 13-5, 17-10
Cole Gracey (A) dec. Cameron Croy (HU), 8-3, 17-13
Ryan Tompkins (A) dec. Josh Popple (HU), 9-5, 17-16
James Fox (HU) dec. Bryce Barnes (A), 10-5, 20-16
David Ng (HU) dec. Curtis Garner (A), 7-4, 23-16