Pictured to the right is Jay Weiss, The David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - First established in 1913, the Harvard wrestling team is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013-14, making the Crimson one of the oldest collegiate wrestling programs in the nation. As part of that celebration GoCrimson.com is releasing the "Top Moments in Harvard Wrestling History," continuing this week with No's. 16-20.
- #25-#21 (released Jan. 8)
- #20-16 (released Jan. 22)
- #15-11 (released Feb. 5)
- #10-#6 (released Feb. 19)
- #5-#1 (released March 5)
To learn more about the history of Harvard wrestling, visit the team's Media Center by clicking here.
#16 Wrestling's First All-American:
Joseph Solano placed third at the 1930 NCAA Wrestling Tournament to become the program's first ever All-American. Solano defeated Jean Toncoff of Illinois in his first wrestleback before pinning George Belshaw of Indiana to reach the podium at 165 lbs.
#17 Olympian Feats
#18 Trials Champion:
#19 Building A Legacy:
Jay Weiss was named Harvard wrestling's head coach prior to the 1993-94 season, becoming just the fourth coach of the Crimson since 1950. The two-time EIWA Coach of the Year has mentored two national champions, 16 EIWA champions and 19 All-American's during his 20 seasons at the helm of the Crimson, creating a culture of excellence never before seen.
#20 Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: