The Crimson faces No. 11 Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard wrestling team faces its first Ivy League opponent, No. 11 Cornell on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off a 1-1 weekend in central Pennsylvania, with a 30-6 win over Franklin & Marshall on Saturday, Jan. 20 after dropping at tight 21-10 battle to Bucknell the previous night. Sophomore Hunter Ladnier (149) picked up two wins including, including a technical fall (21-6) against the Diplomats' Sam Butler. Junior Nolan Hellickson (125) also grabbed two shut-out decisions over Bucknell and Franklin & Marshall.
Harvard (3-1) has combined for 139 wins with 23 pins, led by 18 from senior captains Josef Johnson (174) and Kanon Dean (184). Sophomore A.J. Jaffe (141) has accumulated 16 wins, including four pins – one shy of freshman Brock Wilson (157) for the team lead. Junior Nolan Hellickson (125) has posted a 16-8 mark on the season, while Wilson has a 12-10 record at 157 pounds.
Scouting No. 11 Cornell
With five wrestlers ranked in the top-20 individual rankings, Cornell (5-2) climbed to No. 11 in the latest NWCA coaches' rankings. Freshman Yianni Diakomihalis, who is ranked No. 5 at 141 pounds, has posted 20-1 record, including a 6-1 mark in dual meet action. Fellow freshman No. 5 Ben Darmstadt (197)leads the Big Red with 12 pins, while registering a 19-1 mark.
|Weight||Harvard||No. 11 Cornell|
|125||Nolan Hellickson||Noah Baughman|
|133||Ryan Friedman | Samuel Goldman||Chaz Tucker|
|141||No. 30 A.J. Jaffe | Trevor Tarsi||No. 4 Yianni Diakomihalis|
|149||Hunter Ladnier||Jonathan Furnas | Will Koll|
|157||Brock Wilson||Fredy Stroker|
|165||Tyler Tarsi | Peter Bearse||No. 19 Jon Jay Chavez|
|174||No. 21 Josef Johnson||No. 17 Brandon Womack|
|184||Kanon Dean||No. 11 Max Dean|
|197||Logan Kirby | Rico Stormer||No. 6 Ben Darmstadt|
|285||Angus Cowell||Ben Honis | Jeramy Sweany|
The class of 2020 has combined for a fifth of Harvard's wins this season, notching 28, including seven pins. Jaffe (141) leads the class with 16 wins and four pins, while Hunter Ladnier (149) has 10. 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 returns to the Malkin Athletic Center on Saturday, Feb. 3 with two dual matches against Princeton and Penn beginning at noon. The matches will be streamed on the Ivy League Network.