Wrestling Begins Season at Binghamton Open Sunday

Wrestling Begins Season at Binghamton Open Sunday

David Ng (heavyweight) shown at last year's Binghamton Open (Robert Preston).

Storyline
The Harvard wrestling team, which is celebrating its 101st season in 2014-15, will take to the mat for the first time this season at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open Sunday, Nov. 9. Wrestling is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. and is slated to end around 6 p.m.

Ivy League Digital Network
After an incredibly successful inaugural year that saw over 1,000 events streamed live, The Ivy League Digital Network has returned for 2014-15, providing fans with unprecedented coverage of the Ivy League.

Multiple subscription options are available to fans including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

Social Stream
Use the all new Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

Last Year's Binghamton Open
Eric Morris, now a sophomore, won four-straight matches and placed fourth to highlight the Crimson's performance while Tyler Grimaldi and junior Devon Gobbo advancted to the quarterfinal round. 

Back In Action
The Crimson is coming off a ninth-place finish at the EIWA Championships and an overall record of 4-8 in 2013-14.  Twenty-four wrestlers return from that team, which sent two members to the NCAA Championships (Todd Preston, James Fox).

Season Preview

Freshmen Additions
Jay Weiss, The David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling, welcomes the addition of nine freshmen to the Harvard roster for the 2014-15 academic year: Kanon DeanAngus CowellAustin GobboJosef Johnson,Spencer KiehmLogan KirbyMason MillerRico Stormer and Tyler Tarsi. The nine newcomers hail from six different states and two countries, and will add immediate depth to five weight classes.

Leadership
Senior James Fox (197 lbs.), a two-time All-Ivy League selection, and junior James Fox (141 lbs.), last year's EIWA champion, were elected by their teammates to serve as captains for the Crimson this season. Preston was also a second-team All-Ivy pick as a sophomore last year.

Well Rounded Experience
The Harvard wrestling team was recognized as the top academic program in the country in 2013-14, marking the fourth time in five years the honor has been bestowed upon the Crimson. Under the tutelage of head coach Jay Weiss, Harvard combined for a 3.3657 GPA to claim the top spot on the list once again, marking the 11th time since the award's inception that Harvard has landed in the top 10.

Coming Up
The Crimson will ready for the Keystone Classic in Philadelphia Sunday, Nov. 23.