CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Wrestling is slated to play host to Brown on Thursday night in its regular-season finale. The EIWA contest is set to begin at 6 p.m., inside Malkin Athletic Center with the Crimson honoring its six-member senior class.
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What to Know
- Harvard (2-8; 2-6 EIWA) will look to close the regular season on a winning note after defeating Hofstra, 24-19, last Saturday night. In its first match on Saturday, the Crimson fell to Columbia, 32-3.
- Hunter Ladnier comes into Thursday's contest riding a four-match winning streak after picking up victories vs. Columbia and Hofstra. The junior earned a 2-0 decision over Columbia's Dan Reed and a 6-3 decision against Hofstra's Ryan Burkert. Both wins got Harvard off to a good start as each match began with the 157-pound weight class.
- Ryan Friedman enters his final home match of his Harvard career on a high after pinning Hofstra's Jacob Martin in 1:26 at 141 pounds. The fall, which was his first of the season and second of his career, came at a perfect time, giving the Crimson six points to put the outcome out of reach.
- Harvard's senior class consists of L.J. Barlow, Peter Bearse, Friedman, Samuel Goldman, Matthew Rodriguez and Tyler Tarsi, who won his match vs. Hofstra at 165 pounds.
- The Crimson comes into the clash with Brown sporting a 57-31-2 all-time record vs. the Bears. Harvard won a year ago in Providence, Rhode Island, 21-12, and has claimed five of the last six meetings.
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 prepare for the EIWA Championships, which will take place in Binghamton, New York, March 8-9.