Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.
The David G. Bunning ’88 Head Coach of Harvard Wrestling Jay Weiss has again put together a challenging schedule that will prepare the Crimson for the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships and the NCAAs.
Harvard will compete in the three tournaments throughout the year – The Binghamton Open, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and Midlands – as well as facing 17 opponents in dual meets. The Crimson will face at least four teams that ranked among the top 10 at the end of last season and five teams that finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships.
The Crimson will head to Binghamton, N.Y., for its two weekends of the season, wrestling in the Binghamton Open Nov. 14, and then competing against Eastern Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State at the Journeyman Sprawl & Brawl Nov. 21. During the month of December, Harvard will turn its attention to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 3, and the Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30.
Harvard welcome Rutgers and Maryland for its first two home dual meets of the season Jan. 7 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The next week, the Crimson will travel to the Lone Star Duals in Arlington, Texas to face three opponents which will be named later. This is the first weekend in a string of away contests for the Crimson, who will face eight opponents on the road before returning to Cambridge.
During that stretch, the Crimson will face Army and Lehigh on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30, respectively. Harvard opens its Ivy League season against Princeton on Feb. 5 and then takes on Penn later in the day. The Crimson returns to the second annual Charles Cup against Boston University which will be wrestled at Case Gymnasium on the BU campus.
Harvard has four dual contests over a two week span in February. Brown and Hofstra visit the MAC on Feb. 1,2 and Columbia and Cornell close out the dual season Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, respectively.
The two biggest meets of the season will take place in Pennsylvania. The EIWA Championships will take place March 5-6 at Bucknell in Easton, Pa., followed by the NCAA Championships at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia Mach 17-19.