First-year Jack Crook secured a 7-2 decision in Harvard's Senior Night on Feb. 17 at the Malkin Athletic Center. Crook was an instrumental team member for the Crimson this year in the 149- and 157-pound weight classes, fastening many victories.
A Tarantino Movie
Junior Leo Tarantino locked in a major decision at 184 lbs in Harvard's Feb. 17 match against Brown. The Crimson went on to win the match 32-10.
Champions on the Mat: Harvard Wrestling Dominates in an Unforgettable 2022-23 Season
After months characterized by podium wins, major upsets, and long-awaited results, Harvard wrestling has wrapped up a remarkable 2022-23 season. The season took place across five winter months, opening in November with the Journeymen Collegiate Classic in Bethlehem, Pa., and culminating in mid-March with the NCAA Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
Four Harvard Wrestlers Earn National Tournament Bids at EIWA Championships
At this past weekend’s EIWA Championships, Harvard wrestling saw four members of its squad qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson had an exciting weekend, featuring five podium places and earning 63 team points good enough for an eighth-place finish. The crew, which will compete at NCAA Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. is made up of sophomore Diego Sotelo, juniors Philip Conigliaro and Joshua Kim, and senior captain Yaraslau Slavikouski.
In 2020, then-first-year Philip Conigliaro battles a Penn wrestler on the mat. Congiliaro, now a junior, was one of four Harvard wrestlers that received a bid to the 2023 NCAA Tournament this month.
A Tarantino Movie
Junior 184-pounder Leo Tarantino takes down Columbia's Aaron Ayzerov in Harvard's decisive 19-18 win over the Lions last week. Tarantino had a huge take-down that scored three points important to the Crimson's victory.
Harvard Wrestling Pins Down Two More Wins, Increasing Record to 3-4
Harvard wrestling made another statement in the Ivy League this past weekend at home defeating Columbia 19-18 in a gritty match on Friday night. The Crimson followed up with a hefty 21-11 win over visiting Hofstra on Saturday afternoon, moving the Crimson to a 3-4 record on the season and producing a lot of great energy as well.
Senior captain and Harvard heavyweight Yaraslau Slavikouski battles Princeton's senior Travis Stefanik at 285 lbs on January 21. The Belarus native defeated the Princeton wrestler, securing the Crimson's big win.
Harvard Wrestling Defeats Princeton, 20-18, for the First Time in a Decade
The Harvard wrestling team made a resounding statement on Friday night in its 20-18 defeat of Princeton for the first time in a decade. The dynamic of the sport has allowed for many individual successes over the course of the season but wins like this are a special reflection of team culture and commitment.
Die-go with the Flow
No. 22 sophomore wrestler Diego Sotelo of Harvard wrestling suits up for his match with Princeton's junior Nick Kayal on January 27 at 125 lbs. Sotelo went on to win the dual, 6-0, remaining undefeated in Ivy League matches this season.
Eyes on the Prize
Then-first-year Philip Conigliaro wrestles against Brian Krawsowki in a match on Feb. 1, 2020. In 2020, Conigliaro took third place at the EIWA Championships. This year, during his sophomore campaign, he took first place at the EIWA Championships and was the No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Conigliaro picks up his opponent before slamming him to the mat in the Crimson's match against the University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 1, 2020.
Conference Champion Conigliaro Ends NCAAs Run Just Short of All-American
To qualify for the national championship, Conigliaro dominated the field at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) conference tournament, going 4-0 to win the 165-pound weight class and securing the Crimson’s first EIWA title since 2016. He tallied a technical fall as well as three decision victories at the conference meet, earning the No. 8 seed headed into nationals.
Harvard Men's Wrestling Faces Columbia, Hofstra with Mixed Outcomes
The Harvard men’s wrestling team faced tough competition in an Ivy League and EIWA dual meet at Columbia’s Levien Gymnasium on Friday, with a crushing defeat to the hosts. The Crimson then showed resilience as it redeemed itself with a road win over Hofstra the next afternoon, 24-19, in an EIWA dual matchup at the Davis S. Mack Physical Education Center.
Quaking in Their Boots
Harvard Wrestling competes against Penn in a 22-19 loss on Feb. 1, 2020. This weekend, they suffered a 27-3 loss to Columbia before bouncing back, 24-19, the next day against Hofstra.