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Hunter Ladnier
Hunter Ladnier
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rocky River, Ohio
High School: St. Edward
Position: 157
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Junior • 2018-2019
Served as team tri-captain ... Earned a 2019 EIWA Academic Achievement Award ... Won a team-best 22 matches en route to a 22-11 record ... Posted a 5-2 record in dual matches, the best mark on the team ... Led Harvard with five major decisions, including two during the dual season ... Ranked second on the team with two technical falls and 22 dual points ... Competed in all five preseason tournaments, going 16-7 in the process ... Went 5-1 at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open and 4-1 at the Keystone Classic and David H. Lehman Franklin & Marshall Open ... Finished in third place at the Keystone Classic and was the runner-up at the Franklin & Marshall Open ... Recorded his only pin of the season in his first match at the Ken Kraft Midlands Open (vs. Erich Byelick, 4:25) ... Earned an 18-2 technical fall victory over Matthew Ontiveros of Utah Valley in the dual-season opener ... Picked up major decisions in back-to-back outings against Emmett LiCastri of Franklin & Marshall and Binghamton's Chris Barker ... Ended the dual campaign with four straight victories over LiCastri, Barker, Dan Reed of Columbia (Dec. 2-0) and Hofstra's Ryan Burkert (Dec. 6-3) ... Won a fifth straight match after downing Barker (Dec. 7-1) at the EIWA Championships before dropping his final two contests.

Sophomore • 2017-2018
Posted a 18-12 mark, including 7-3 in dual action ... Tallied a team-high three technical falls to go with six decisions, two major decisions, and two pins ... Finished third at 149 pounds at the Keystone Classic with a 4-1 record, including one pin ... Went 2-2 at the Jonathan Kalhoust Open with a major decision, 13-3, over Ohio's Colin Toggas, and pin against Steven Garza ... Earned a win at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with an 11-9 decision over Matt Ontiveros ... Posted a 3-2 record against Ivy League opponents ... Lost to No. 11 Cornell's William Koll in sudden victory, 8-6 ... Won final four dual matches against Penn, Brown, Columbia, and Hofstra ... Finished fifth at the EIWA Championships with a 4-2 record, including a major decision over Sacred Heart's Alex Harnsberger. 

Freshman • 2016-2017
NCAA Championships qualifier at 149 pounds … All-Ivy League second team … Tallied a 19-14 record, including a 6-2 mark in dual action … Tallied a team-high five technical falls to go with three pins … Took fifth at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, going 4-2 … Claimed sixth-place at the Keystone Classic with a 5-2 record … Picked up one victory apiece at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite and Midlands … Opened dual play with two victories by technical fall, over Franklin & Marshall’s Sam Butler and Columbia’s Sam Ward, and a pin over Bucknell’s Seth Hogue … Pinned Penn’s Joe Oliva in 5:17 … Closed the dual slate with wins by decision over Brown’s Travis Vasquez and Hofstra’s Ryan Berkert … Went 3-1 at the EIWA Championships, including a victory over the #11 ranked wrestler nationally, to take second … Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships.

Before Harvard
Four-time letterwinner in wrestling at St. Edward High … Two-time captain ... Ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation … 2016 Ohio state champion … Finished second at state championship in 2015 … Walsh Ironman champion … Undefeated at the Clash … 2014 Medina Invitational champion … Two-time NLISCA All-American … 2016 sectional and district champion .. Finished third at 2016 FloNationals … Helped St. Edward win five state championships (three individual tournament, two dual meet) … Four-time honor roll selection … Three-time Academic All-Ohio … Eagle Scout … Brother, William, wrestled at NYU.

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