CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard wrestling will welcome Binghamton and No. 10/16 (InterMat/FloWrestling) Cornell to Malkin Athletic Center on Saturday. The Crimson, which is competing at home for a second straight week, will face the Bearcats at 1 p.m., and then return to the mat at 6 p.m. to play host to the Big Red.
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- Harvard (1-3; 1-1 EIWA) will complete its four-match homestand on Saturday. Last week, the Crimson split dual matches with Bucknell and Franklin & Marshall, earning the victory over the Diplomats.
- First-year Leo Tarantino has been on roll of late, winning both of his matches at 174 pounds last week. A native of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Tarantino is 7-2 in his last nine outings, including a 3-1 record in dual meets.
- Harvard was dominant in its 28-17 victory against Franklin & Marshall. Of the Crimson's seven wins, five were by major decision and one was by technical fall. At one point, Harvard was on the winning side in five consecutive matches (149-184 pounds), with four coming by way of major decision.
- The Crimson has split two all-time meetings with Binghamton, which comes into the match with a 2018-19 record of 2-3 (2-1 EIWA). Harvard won the first clash in 2014, before finding itself on the short end in 2017.
- Harvard is in search of its 10th series win vs. Cornell (6-2; 1-0 EIWA) and first since 2001, which took place in Cambridge.
At The Helm
Jay Weiss, The David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling, is in his 25th season at the helm of the program. The two-time EIWA Coach of the Year has a long history of coaching excellence on the mat and in classroom. Weiss has coached a pair of national champions, 17 EIWA champions and 19 All-Americans, while guiding his squad to the nation's top GPA in five of the last six years, including the last three seasons.
Harvard will hit the road for its final regular-season road trip next week when the schedule sends it to Princeton and Penn. The Crimson will face the Tigers at 1 p.m., and then head to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to take on the Quakers at 6 p.m. Both matches are slated for Saturday, Feb. 2.