Wrestling Drops EIWA Opener to Bucknell, 21-10

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Harvard wrestling team began EIWA action with a 21-10 loss to Bucknell on Friday night.

Junior Nolan Hellickson (125) started the evening out right for the Crimson, grabbing three points with a convincing 6-0 shut-out against Geo Barzona. On the way to his 12th win of the season, Hellickson accumulated over a minute of riding time to give Harvard the 3-0 lead. However, Bucknell answered with a 3-1 sudden victory decision by David Campbell over Samuel Goldman (133).

Sophomore A.J. Jaffe gave No. 14 Tyler Smith a battle with a takedown early in the match, but Smith responded scoring eight unanswered points for the 8-2 decision. Fellow sophomore Hunter Ladnier (149) came out strong against Bucknell's Matthew Kolonia and re-gained the lead for the Crimson with the 12-3 major decision.

With the one-point, 7-6, advantage, freshman Brock Wilson (157) his tenacity against Andrew Millsap to pick up the 3-0 decision and give Harvard the 10-6 lead. But the Bison's heavier weight classes were able to pull out the next five bouts and hold on for victory.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Nolan Hellickson (125) earned his 12th win of the season with a 6-0 decision to open the match.
  • Sophomore Hunter Ladnier (149) picked up his second major decision of the season defeating Matthew Kolonia, 12-3.
  • Freshman Brock Wilson recorded his 12th victory with a 3-0 decision at 157 pounds.

Match Notes

  • The series between Harvard and Bucknell is now tied a 3-3-1.

What's Next
Harvard returns to the mats tomorrow afternoon in Lancaster, Pa. against Franklin & Marshall at 2 p.m. The dual will be broadcast by Franklin & Marshall.