The campaign includes four home contests at the Malkin Athletic Center (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Fresh off a season where three wrestlers qualified for the NCAA tournament and six landed on the podium at the EIWA championships, Harvard wrestling has announced its 2017-18 campaign. The schedule includes five tournaments and four home dual meets at the Malkin Athletic Center. All Harvard home events will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
The wrestling season officially gets underway Nov. 12 at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, hosted by Binghamton. Penn hosts the Keystone Classic the following weekend, where Harvard found success at a plethora of weight classes a year ago.
Harvard treks to Nevada for the annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 1-2, and closes the calendar year at Midlands Dec. 29-30. The final individual tournament of the season brings the squad to the Franklin & Marshall Open, set for Jan. 6.
Returning home to Cambridge, Harvard will host a pair of squads on the Ivy League Network in Stanford, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m., and Maryland, Jan. 14 at noon. The two duals precede the Crimson's first EIWA bouts, to be held Jan. 19-20 at Bucknell and Franklin & Marshall, respectively.
Following a Jan. 27 Ivy-opening trip to Cornell, Harvard hosts Princeton and Penn Feb. 3 in a home doubleheader. The Crimson will recognize its eight-member senior class during the day's action, honoring the group's dedication and excellence on and off the mat.
The EIWA and Ivy League regular seasons come to a close with a trip to Brown Feb. 9 and a doubleheader at Columbia and Hofstra, respectively, Feb. 17. Harvard toppled both Columbia and Hofstra a year ago.
A return to Hofstra is on the horizon for the Crimson, as the Pride hosts the EIWA Championships March 3-4. Harvard landed six student-athletes on the podium a year ago, and will look for similar success with the 2017 NCAA Championships two weeks later, March 15-17, held in Cleveland.
Harvard won a trio of duals in 2016-17, and returns four student-athletes that posted at least 10 wins a year ago. The Crimson announced a strong freshman class over the summer.