Caputo Goes 3-0 and O'Connor Moves Into Second in Wins List at Lone Star Duals

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SOUTH GRAND PRARIE, Texas – The Harvard wrestling team fell to No. 10 Oklahoma, 44-6, and No. 22 Arizona State, 39-12, and Utah Valley, 40-10, at the Lone Star Duals. No. 7 Louis Caputo led the Crimson with three wins on the day, moving him into third on the all-time wins list at Harvard. No. 1 J.P. O’Connor won his only contest of the day to move into a tie for second in all-time victories at Harvard.

Against the Sun Devils, J.P O’Connor defeated Ted Edwards, 6-5, at 157 pounds and Caputo topped Jake Meredith, 7-2, at 184 pounds. Sophomore Sean Murphy added points to the scoreboard when he accepted a forfeit at 197 pounds. O’Connor’s win was his 18th of the season and 115th overall. He is tied with Dustin DeNunzio ’99 in the Harvard annals and is 17 wins behind the all-time leader Jesse Jantzen ’04. Caputo, who is now 11-2 on the season, has 114 career wins to his credit and stands third all-time.

Freshman Steven Keith upset No. 13 Jarrod Patterson at 125 pounds with a 7-4 victory. Keith, who is 11-5 on the season, nearly beat No. 15 Ben Kjar of Utah Valley before falling, 12-8. Sophomore Spencer DeSena pinned Dylan Stadel of Utah Valley in 6:13 for his third win of the season and his first collegiate win by fall.

After a week lay-off, the Crimson returns to action Jan. 30 at the Malkin Athletic Center. Harvard will take on Boston University at 1 p.m. for the Charles Cup and will face Army at 5 p.m.