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Wrestling To Compete Against Columbia, Hofstra on Saturday

Josef Johnson and the Crimson returns to the mats against Columbia and Hofstra in New York on Saturday (Gil Talbot). 
Josef Johnson and the Crimson returns to the mats against Columbia and Hofstra in New York on Saturday (Gil Talbot). 
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Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Live Results
Video
Series
Last meeting
Streak

Harvard vs. Columbia
Feb. 17, 2018
1 p.m.
University Gymnasium | New York, N.Y.
Trackwrestling.com
Ivy League Network
 Harvard trails, 34-50-2
W, 24-14 (Jan. 28, 2017)
W, 2

 

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Time
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Live Results
Video
Series
Last meeting
Streak

Harvard vs. Hofstra
Feb. 17, 2018
6 p.m.
David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Comp.
Hempstead, N.Y.
Trackwrestling.com
Pride Productions
 Series tied, 9-9-1
W, 28-9 (Feb. 17, 2017)
W, 2


 The Crimson returns to the mats against Columbia and Hofstra in New York on Saturday (Gil Talbot). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing in its final two matches before the EIWA Championship, the Harvard wrestling team travels to New York on Saturday, Feb. 17 for two duals against Columbia (1 p.m.) and Hofstra (6 p.m.).

The match against Columbia will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network, while the bout with Hofstra will be streamed through Pride Productions.

Last Time Out
Harvard snapped a three-match skid with a convincing 21-12 victory over Brown at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 8. Sophomore A.J. Jaffe (141) picked up his 19th win of the year and second technical fall of the season with a dominating, 21-3, performance over Ezekial Salvo. Classmate, Hunter Ladnier (149) gave the Crimson a 15-0 lead, posting an 11-3 major decision over the Bears' Zach Krause. Juniors Nolan Hellickson (125) and Ryan Friedman (133) also earned decisions in the lighter weight classes.

Scouting Harvard
Harvard (4-4, 2-4 EIWA, 1-3 Ivy) has combined for 164 wins with 25 pins, led by 22-8 mark from senior captain Josef Johnson (174). Fellow senior captain Kanon Dean (184) is right behind with a 19 wins, while sophomore A.J. Jaffe (141) has a 19-8 record and is tied with freshman Brock Wilson (157) with five pins. 

Scouting Columbia
Columbia (3-12, 2-7 EIWA, 0-3 Ivy) has amassed 210 wins with 45 pins on season. No. 15 senior Garrett Ryan (285) leads the Lions with a 25-4 record, while No. 17 Markus Scheidel (157) has a 13-2 mark on the year. Senior Matt Doggett (197) and freshman Chris Scorese (133) share the the team-lead with six pin.

Scouting Hofstra
Hofstra (9-9, 3-3 EIWA) has combined for 140 victories with 34 pins on the season. Ranked No. 10 amongst all heavyweights, red-shirt senior Michael Hughes (285) leads the Pride with a 29-2 record, including 15 pins, while red-shirt junior Nezar Haddad (197) follows up with 16 wins. Sophomore Sage Heller (174) is second on the team tallying nine pins. 

Projected Lineups

Weight Harvard Columbia Hofstra
125 Nolan Hellickson (16-7) Spencer Good (1-14) Jacob Martin (10-15)
133 Ryan Friedman (7-12) | Sam Goldman (4-3) Alec Kelly (6-11) Garrett Lambert (4-13)
141 A.J. Jaffe (19-8) | Trevor Tarsi (3-9) J.P. Ascolese (10-15) Vinny Vespa (8-13)
149 Hunter Ladnier (12-10) Jacob Macalolooy (16-11) Ryan Burkert (7-9)
157 Brock Wilson (12-14) No. 17 Markus Scheidel (13-2) Chris Mauriello (2-6)
165 Tyler Tarsi (9-10) | Peter Bearse (1-5) Laurence Kosoy (8-13) Ricky Stamm (7-13)
174 Josef Johnson (22-8) Tyrel White (19-9) Sage Heller (12-10)
184 Kanon Dean (19-13) Andrew Psomas (9-17) Anthony Olivieri (4-9) | Cory Damiana (6-12) | Michael Oxley (4-13)
197 Logan Kirby (4-4) | Rico Stormer (9-10) Michael Bulkin (8-13) Nezar Haddad (16-12)
285 Angus Cowell (10-13) No. 15 Garrett Ryan (25-4) No. 10 Michael Hughes (29-2)

Sophomore Success
The class of 2020 has combined for a fifth of Harvard's wins this season, notching 34, including seven pins. Jaffe (141) leads the class with 19 wins and five pins, while Hunter Ladnier (149) has 12. 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 with the EIWA Championships in Hempstead, N.Y. on March 3-4.

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