Five Wrestlers Earn All-Ivy Honors

Five Wrestlers Earn All-Ivy Honors

PRINCETON, N.J. – Senior captain Josef Johnson highlighted five members of the Harvard wrestling team to earn All-Ivy League honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

Competing at 174 pounds, Johnson was named to the All-Ivy first team after compiling a 29-13, including a 7-2 mark against Ivy opponents. Representing the Crimson at the NCAA Championships last week, Johnson led the team with 24 decisions. He closes out an outstanding four-year career with a 91-55 record, tying him for ninth amongst the program leaders.

Sophomore A.J. Jaffe was named to the All-Ivy second team for the second straight season. Wrestling at 141 pounds, the St. Charles, Illinois native surpassed his freshman mark of 22 wins, posting a 24-10 record, while registering five pins. He capped off his sophomore season with spot on the podium at the EIWA Championships, finishing fifth with a major decision over Brown's Zeke Salvo.

Junior Nolan Hellickson also earned All-Ivy second team accolades after posting a career-best 20-9 mark, including a 7-1 record against Ivy League foes. The Iowa native captured seventh-place at the EIWA Championships following a pin against Princeton's Matteo DeVincenzo.

Fellow junior Ryan Friedman earned All-Ivy honorable mention recognition with a 10-15 record, and 4-2 mark in dual matches. Late in the season against Ivy League foe Columbia, Friedman secured the 18-13 win for the Crimson, holding on for the 5-4 decision over Alec Kelly.

Sophomore Hunter Ladnier rounded out Harvard capturing All-Ivy honorable mention honors after posting an 18-12 record, including a 7-3 mark in dual matches. The Rocky River, Ohio native posted a fifth-place finish at the EIWA championships.