LAS VEGAS – Harvard wrestling first-year Philip Conigliaro took seventh place in the 165-pound weight division on Saturday at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Hailing from Dedham, Massachusetts, Conigliaro went 2-1 on the day, first opening with a 6-1 victory over Ricky Padilla of Fresno State in the Consolation Round of 8. The first-year hit a bump in the road, falling to Northwestern's Shayne Oster, 4-2, but responded by earning a 10-3 decision against Minnesota's Bailee O'Reilly to take seventh.
Yaraslau Slavikouski, meanwhile, dropped his only match of the day in the Consolation Round of 8. The first-year came up short in an 8-6 decision to Gannon Gremmel of Iowa State.
Consolation Round of 8 – Philip Conigliaro (Harvard) over Ricky Padilla (Fresno State), Dec. 6-1
Consolation Round of 4 – Shayne Oster (Northwestern) over Philip Conigliaro (Harvard), Dec. 4-2
Seventh-Place - Philip Conigliaro (Harvard) over Bailee O'Reilly (Minnesota), Dec. 10-3
Consolation Round of 8 – Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State) over Yaraslau Slavikouski (Harvard), Dec. 8-6
Harvard returns to action Dec. 29-30, when it competes at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.