The Crimson unrolls the mats in the Malkin Athletic Center for the first time against Stanford and Maryland (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time this season, Harvard wrestling unrolls the mats at the Malkin Athletic Center this weekend, welcoming Stanford and Maryland on Jan. 13 and 14. Both duals will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
Last Time Out
Three Crimson wrestlers won their weight class at the Franklin & Marshall Open on Jan. 6. Senior Josef Johnson claimed first-place at 174 pounds for th4e second straight year, while junior Nolan Hellickson took home the championship at 125. Sophomore A.J. Jaffe captured first place at 141 with a perfect 5-0 record, including two pins.
Harvard has combined for 118 wins with 21 pins over its first five tournaments, led by a 16-6 mark from senior captain Josef Johnson along with 15 wins from senior captain Kanon Dean and, current COOP Student-Athlete of the Week, sophomore A.J. Jaffe. Johnson placed in the top-three in three of the five tournaments: Jonathan Kalhoust Open, Keystone Classic, and Franklin & Marshall Open, which he won.
Stanford holds a 3-2 mark in dual action, and is coming off a 21-20 win over Ivy League's Penn on Sunday, Jan. 7. Freshman Gabriel Townsell's (125) pin against the Quakers' Daniel Planta gave the Cardinals the victory. Redshirts senior No. 10 Keaton Subjeck (174), who leads the team in wins, is ranked No. 12 in the nation, and is 3-5 against nationally ranked opponents.
Junior heavyweight No. 6 Youssif Hemida earned the Terrapins' lone victory defeating No. 16 Nebraska David Jenson vis a 7-4 decision. Ranked No. 10 in the nation, Hermida has faced six nationally ranked opponents and currently holds a 5-1 record – his one loss comes to No. 4 Tanner Hall from Arizona State.
This is the first meeting in five years between Harvard and Stanford with the all-time series tied at 3-3. The Crimson picked up a 28-9 victory the last time the two institutions met on Jan. 12, 2013.
Harvard trails the all-time series against Maryland, 3-0. The Terrapins won the last meeting, 21-18 on Jan. 9, 2015.
|125||Nolan Hellickson | Matthew Rodriguez||Gabriel Townsell||Brandon Cray|
|133||Samuel Goldman||Anthony Le||Jhared Simmons | Danny Bertoni|
|141||A.J. Jaffe||Isaiah Locsin | Brandon Kier||Ryan Diehl | Peter Tedesco|
|149||Hunter Ladnier | Aaron Kruk||Jake Barry||Alfred Bannister|
|157||Brock Wilson||No. 19 Paul Fox||Justin Alexander | Kyle Cochran|
|165||Tyler Tarsi | Peter Bearse||Jared Hill||Brendan Burnham|
|174||Josef Johnson||No. 10 Keaton Subjeck||Jahi Jones|
|184||Kanon Dean||Judah Duhm | Austin Flores||Nico Cappello|
|197||Rico Stormer | Logan Kirby||Nathan Traxler||Mansur Abdul-Malik|
|285||Angus Cowell | Evan Callahan||No. 7 Nathan Butler | Trevor Rasmussen||No. 6 Youssif Hemida|
The class of 2020 has combined for a fifth of Harvard's wins this season, notching 24, including six pins. Jaffe (1410 leads the class with 15 wins, while Hunter Ladnier (149) has seven. Donovan Doyle also has a pair of wins at 184 pounds.
Oh Captain, My Captain
Harvard wrestling will be led by two captains this season: seniors Josef Johnson, and Kanon Dean. It is Johnson's second season leading the Crimson, while Dean is in his first season as a captain.
Succeeding in the Classroom
For the fourth time in five years, the Harvard wrestling program was acknowledged by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) for its tremendous academic success. The Crimson posted the highest grade-point average in the nation, while four wrestlers earned All-Academic individual honors.
Full Announcement: Wrestling Posts Highest GPA in the Nation
The Class of 2021
Harvard wrestling welcomes seven newcomers for the 2017-18 campaign: Cole Bateman, Evan Callahan, Richard Martinez, Lukus Stricker, Trevor Tarsi, Cliffton Wang, and Brock Wilson. The incoming class hails from five different states, and will compete in seven separate weight classes.
Full Announcement: Wrestling Announces Incoming Class of 2021
At the Helm
Jay Weiss is in his 24th season as the David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling. Weiss is a two-time EIWA Coach of the Year, and mentored a pair of national champions in Jesse Jantzen (2004) and JP O'Connor (2010). Under Weiss' watch, Harvard has tallied 17 EIWA champions and 19 All-Americans.
Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Network or to sign-up today, click here, or download the Ivy League Network app!
Harvard travels to Lewisburg, Pa. to open EIWA action against Bucknell on Friday, Jan 19 at 7 p.m.