Wrestling Competes at EIWAs; Ladnier Falls in Quarters, Wilson Advances in Consolation

Hunter Ladnier won his first-round match in the 157-pound weight class at the EIWA Championships, but ultimately fell in the quarterfinals (Photo Courtesy: David Williams).
Hunter Ladnier won his first-round match in the 157-pound weight class at the EIWA Championships, but ultimately fell in the quarterfinals (Photo Courtesy: David Williams).

Complete Results

VESTAL, N.Y. – Harvard junior Hunter Ladnier won his first-round match at the EIWA Championships, but was unable to solve his quarterfinal opponent on Friday at the Binghamton University Events Center. Sophomore Brock Wilson, however, found success in the consolation round to advance to Saturday's action.

Ladnier, who came into the conference meet riding a four-match winning streak, extended it by one when he earned a 7-1 decision at 157 pounds over Binghamton's Christopher Barker. The sixth-seeded junior then returned to the mat in the evening for his quarterfinal contest, but was stopped by Princeton's Quincy Monday, who pinned Ladnier at 1:43.

Lukus Stricker (133 pounds), Ryan Friedman (141), 10th-seeded Wilson (149), Tyler Tarsi (165) and Joshua Kim (174) all suffered first-round losses, but rebounded in the consolation round, securing spots in Friday night's action.

Stricker was a 14-3 major-decision winner over Sacred Heart's Anthony Petrillo and Tarsi enjoyed a similar result, winning by major decision (17-4) in his match with Petrillo's teammate, Brandon Levesque. Wilson, meanwhile, pinned SHU's Seth Brown at 3:17.

Friedman and Kim rounded out the consolation group and earned decisions in their matches against Theo Powers of Brown and Bucknell's Frankie Guida, respectively. Friedman was a 4-0 winner and Kim supplied a 10-6 result.

At the end of Friday night's competition, however, only Wilson was left standing after he upset ninth-seeded Holden Heller of Hofstra. The sophomore earned a 4-2 decision to advance in the consolation bracket at 149 pounds.

Harvard Highlights

  • Ladnier won his career-high 22nd match of the season, surpassing his previous best of 19, accomplished as a freshman in 2016-17.
  • Wilson netted his second fall of the campaign, which tied him for the team lead with Stricker. It was his fastest fall of the year besting his previous season record by 40 seconds. The sophomore now has three pins in his career.
  • Sticker picked up his fourth major decision, which is the second-highest total on the team in 2018-19 (Ladnier – 5).

EIWA Championships

Binghamton University Events Center; Vestal, N.Y.

First Round

125: (5) Audey Ashkar (Binghamton) over Nolan Hellickson (Harvard), Dec. 7-3

133: (8) Doug Zapf (Penn) over (9) Lukus Stricker (Harvard), Dec. 2-1

141: No. 1/1 (1) Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) over Ryan Friedman (Harvard), Fall 1:52

149: (7) Jonathan Furnas (Cornell) over (10) Brock Wilson (Harvard), Maj. Dec. 10-2

157: (6) Hunter Ladnier (Harvard) over Christopher Barker (Binghamton), Dec. 7-1

165: No. 17/16 (2) Jon Viruet (Brown) over Tyler Tarsi (Harvard), Dec. 6-0

174: No. 16/15 (2) Brandon Womack (Cornell) over Joshua Kim (Harvard), Fall 1:27

184: No. 7/5 (1) Max Dean (Cornell) over Leo Tarantino (Harvard), Fall 4:17

197: No. 7/8 (2) Ben Honis (Cornell) over Pierce Bausano (Harvard), Fall 2:12

285: (5) Niko Camacho (American) over Evan Callahan (Harvard), Fall 1:44 

Quarterfinals

157: (3) Quincy Monday (Princeton) over (6) Hunter Ladnier (Harvard), Fall 1:43

Consolation – First Round

125: Luke Resnick (Lehigh) over Nolan Hellickson (Harvard), Dec. 6-2

133: Lukus Stricker (Harvard) over Anthony Petrillo (Sacred Heart), Maj. Dec. 14-3

141: Ryan Friedman (Harvard) over Theo Powers (Brown), Dec. 4-0

149: (10) Brock Wilson (Harvard) over Seth Brown (Sacred Heart), Fall 3:17

165: Tyler Tarsi (Harvard) over Brandon Levesque (Sacred Heart), Maj. Dec. 17-4

174: Joshua Kim (Harvard) over Frankie Guida (Bucknell), Dec. 10-6

184: Anthony Cable (Navy) over Leo Tarantino (Harvard), Dec. 5-3

197: Tucker Ziegler (Brown) over Pierce Bausano (Harvard), Maj. Dec. 10-2

285: Obina Ajah (Princeton) over Evan Callahan (Harvard), Fall 0:59

Consolation – Second Round

133: (7) Zack Trampe (Binghamton) over Lukus Stricker (Harvard), Dec. 15-12

141: (7) Marshall Keller (Princeton) over Ryan Friedman (Harvard), Fall 3:38

149: (10) Brock Wilson (Harvard) over (9) Holden Heller (Hofstra), Dec. 4-2

157: (4) Dan Reed (Columbia) over (6) Hunter Ladnier (Harvard), Dec. 6-4

165: (9) Andrew Berreyesa (Cornell) over Tyler Tarsi (Harvard), Fall 4:04

174: (9) Ricky Stamm (Hofstra) over Joshua Kim (Harvard), Dec. 3-2

*Rankings reflect InterMat/FloWrestling

Next Up

Harvard will return to the mat on Saturday as Wilson is set to compete in the consolation round of the 149-pound weight class. The action starts at 10 a.m., with FloWrestling airing the action.