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Wrestling Hits the Road Saturday for Matches at Princeton, Penn

Wrestling Hits the Road Saturday for Matches at Princeton, Penn

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard wrestling continues its dual-match season on Saturday with road dates at Princeton and Penn. The Crimson will face the Tigers at 1 p.m., before traveling to the Keystone State to take on the Quakers at 6 p.m. Both contests will air on ESPN+.

How to Follow

ESPN+: at Princeton | at Penn

Twitter: @HarvardWrestlin

What to Know

  • Harvard (1-5; 1-3 EIWA) will be in search of its second win overall and in EIWA action after an 0-2 showing under tough circumstances last weekend. The Crimson last Saturday were without two starters in its first match against Binghamton and then suffered an additional two injuries against the Bearcats, putting it down four regular contributors against nationally ranked Cornell.
  • The Crimson will embark on its final regular-season road trip before a much-welcomed bye week. Next week's empty slate of matches will precede Harvard's final homestand of the year, featuring a doubleheader on Feb. 16 against Columbia (4 p.m.) and Hofstra (6 p.m.), and a single contest on Feb. 21 vs. Brown (6 p.m.).
  • Harvard enters the month of February having won three straight dual matches during the calendar's second month. The Crimson ended the 2017-18 campaign with February victories over Brown, Columbia and Hofstra, all of which were on the road.
  • Harvard will be in search of its first win over Princeton (4-4; 0-0) since 2013, which coincidentally occurred at the Tigers' facility. The Crimson trails the all-time series, 34-51-3, with three of the last five matches being decided by five points or less.
  • Harvard visits Penn (1-5; 0-0) looking for its first victory over the Quakers since a 23-19 decision back in 2012. The Crimson, which dropped a narrow 20-18 match a year ago inside Malkin Athletic Center, trails the all-time series, 31-44-2.

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.

Next Up

Harvard will return to action on Feb. 16, when it welcomes Columbia and Hofstra to Malkin Athletic Center. The match with the Lions is scheduled for 4 p.m., and will be followed by the contest vs. the Pride at 6 p.m. Both will air on ESPN+.

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