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Wrestling Hosts Princeton and Penn on Saturday, Feb. 3

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Live Results
Video
Talent
Series
Last meeting
Streak

Harvard vs. Princeton
Feb. 3, 2018
Noon
Malkin Athletic Center | Cambridge, Mass.
Trackwrestling.com
Ivy League Network
Ben Hayes, Eric Gallanty
 Harvard trails, 34-50-3
L, 3-33 (Feb. 4, 2017)
L 4

 

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Live Results
Video
Talent
Series
Last meeting
Streak

Harvard vs. Penn
Feb. 3, 2018
6 p.m.
Malkin Athletic Center | Cambridge, Mass.
Trackwrestling.com
Ivy League Network
Ben Hayes, Eric Gallanty
 Harvard trails, 31-43-2
L, 17-27 (Feb. 4, 2017)
L 5

 


The Crimson returns to Malkin Athletic Center mats with two duals against Princeton and Penn (Gil Talbot). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning to the Malkin Athletic Center for the first time in three weeks, the Harvard wrestling team hosts Princeton and Penn for a pair of Ivy League duals.  Both matches will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.

Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off its first Ivy League loss to No. 11 Cornell on Saturday, Jan. 27. Senior captain Josef Johnson scored the lone Crimson points of the day following a 6-3 decision over No. 17 Brandon Womack. Harvard saw solid performances from juniors Nolan Hellickson (125) and Ryan Friedman (133) in its lower weight classes. Sophomore Hunter Ladnier (149) answered a four-point deficit registering five unanswered points to take the one-point lead, before losing in sudden victory.

Scouting Harvard
Harvard (3-2, 1-3 EIWA, 0-1 Ivy) has combined for 149 wins with 24 pins, led by 19 from senior captain Josef Johnson (174). Johnson, who has posted a 19-8 mark with a team-high 14 decisions, climbed back into the top-20 of the Intermat rankings following his second win against Cornell's No. 17 Brandon Womack. Fellow senior captain Kanon Dean (184) is right behind with an 18-11 record, while sophomore A.J. Jaffe (141) has accumulated 16 wins, including four pins.

Scouting Princeton
Princeton (1-6, 1-0 EIWA, 0-0 Ivy) snapped a three-match skid with a 37-9 win over EIWA foe Franklin & Marshall on Jan. 13. Sophomore Matthew Kolodzik, who is ranked No. 10 with a 15-9 record, recorded a 20-7 major decision over the Diplomats' Wilfredo Gil. Freshman Freshman Patrick Brucki (197) picked up his 19th victory with a fall at 2:25 against Reid Robilotto.

Scouting Penn
Penn (7-4, 3-1 EIWA, 0-0 Ivy) went 2-1 over three EIWA dual meets on Saturday, Jan .27. Senior May Bethea (165), who is ranked No. 18, led the Quakers posting a 3-0 record with 16 takedowns against Bucknell, Binghamton, and Franklin & Marshall. Additionally, Gianni Gione, Joe Oliva, and Frank Mattiace also recorded 3-0 marks.

Projected Lineups

Weight Harvard Princeton Penn
125 Nolan Hellickson  Matteo DeVincenzo Daniel Planta
133 Ryan Friedman | Sam Goldman Jonathan Gomez | Mark Schleifer Gianni Ghione | Tristin DeVincenzo
141 No. 30 A.J. Jaffe | Trevor Tarsi Pat D'Arcy Jake Lizak
149 Hunter Ladnier No. 10 Matthew Kolodzik Joe Oliva
157 Brock Wilson No. 19 Mike D'Angelo | Leonard Merkin Joe Velliquette | Jon Errico
165 Tyler Tarsi | Peter Bearse Jon Schleifer May Bethea
174 No. 20 Josef Johnson | Spencer Kiehm Matthew Gancayco Quinton Hiles | Brian Krasowski
184 Kanon Dean Kevin Park Joe Heyob
197 Rico Stormer | Logan Kirby No. 17 Patrick Brucki Frank Mattiace
285 Angus Cowell | Evan Callahan Christian Araneo | Michael Markulec Tyler Hall


Sophomore Success
The class of 2020 has combined for a fifth of Harvard's wins this season, notching 29, including seven pins. Jaffe (141) leads the class with 16 wins and four pins, while Hunter Ladnier (149) has 10. Donovan Doyle also has three wins at 184 and 197 pounds.

Oh Captain, My Captain
Harvard wrestling will be led by two captains this season: seniors Josef Johnson, and Kanon Dean. It is Johnson's second season leading the Crimson, while Dean is in his first season as a captain. 

Succeeding in the Classroom
For the fourth time in five years, the Harvard wrestling program was acknowledged by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) for its tremendous academic success. The Crimson posted the highest grade-point average in the nation, while four wrestlers earned All-Academic individual honors. 

Full Announcement: Wrestling Posts Highest GPA in the Nation   

The Class of 2021
Harvard wrestling welcomes seven newcomers for the 2017-18 campaign: Cole BatemanEvan CallahanRichard MartinezLukus StrickerTrevor TarsiCliffton Wang, and Brock Wilson. The incoming class hails from five different states, and will compete in seven separate weight classes. 

Full Announcement: Wrestling Announces Incoming Class of 2021 

At the Helm
Jay Weiss is in his 24th season as the David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling. Weiss is a two-time EIWA Coach of the Year, and mentored a pair of national champions in Jesse Jantzen (2004) and JP O'Connor (2010). Under Weiss' watch, Harvard has tallied 17 EIWA champions and 19 All-Americans.   

Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight. 

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

What's Next?
Harvard returns to the mats on Thursday, Feb. 8 against Brown in the Downtown Showdown at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I. The dual will be broadcast on GNAC.TV.

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