Caputo, who represented the United States at the tournament after winning the FILA Junior World Team Trials in late May, competed in the freestyle 84 kg. weight class and posted a 2-2 record.
After defeating Canada’s Cotlen Woznow, 3-1, 4-0, Caputo fell to Anzor Urishev of Russia in a shutout.
In his match against China’s B. Huwatibieke in the wrestlebacks, Caputo relied on superior footwork at the edge of the mat to pull off a close 1-1, 2-0 victory.
He then lost to 2007 Asian Junior champion Ali Rajabzade of Iran, suffering his second shutout of the tournament, 7-0, 1-0.
Caputo, who had an All-American season last year—including a conference title at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships—will lead the Harvard wrestling team as co-captain along with senior Robbie Preston in the upcoming season.