Jay and Jennifer Weiss met at Harvard in 1994. Twenty years, hundreds of victories, 67 All-Ivy or All-American players, 16 years of marriage, and two kids later, the wrestling and women's volleyball head coaches are still going strong.
The Crimson opened its centennial season on Sunday at the John Kaloust Bearcat Open at Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y.
Strong team performances to end the season and key upsets led the Crimson to its first winning season in over a decade.
In his final Crimson season, senior Walter Peppelman dominated EIWA competition, finishing second at the EIWA Championships for the second time.
Senior Steven Keith joined Walter Peppelman in the 100-win club as the wrestling team posted a winning season that included an upset over No. 14 Lehigh and individual successes at the EIWA tournament.
The Harvard wrestling team’s co-captains wrapped up their collegiate careers Friday with early-round exits as three Crimson grapplers competed at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Although Harvard fell shy of its goal of being in the top five at the EIWA Championships this weekend in New Brunswick, N.J., the Crimson left the tournament with eight place-winners and a seventh place finish, its highest placing since 2007.
With the score 15-13 in the Lions favor, the winner of the heavyweight bout in Harvard wrestling’s (8-5, 6-4 EIWA) match against Columbia (6-8, 3-5) would earn his team the dual-meet win at the Crimson’s final home match.
With a 7-2 decision over Brown’s Cortlandt Choate Saturday, co-captain Steven Keith tallied his 100th win and helped his Harvard wrestling team top Brown, 21-11, before beating Boston University, 31-6 on the same day.
Harvard co-captain Steven Keith rounded in his 100th career win after a 7-2 decision over Brown’s Cortlandt Choate at the Malkin Athletic Center Saturday afternoon. The senior went undefeated for the day, securing his 101st victory a few hours later against Boston University’s Tyler Scotton. Keith now joins the ranks of teammate and co-captain Walter Peppelman in the 100-win club.
The Crimson rebounded from a loss to Penn early in the day with a convincing 27-6 victory over Princeton.
First up was sophomore James Fox in the 197-pound weight class. Fox took on Bryce Barnes and downed him, 10-5, to give the Crimson a four-point lead. Heavyweight David Ng was up next, and with the victory on the line, he posted a 7-4 decision over Curtis Garner.
While J-Term is a time to get off campus for many Harvard students, winter athletes stay on campus to train and compete. This year, the wrestling team decided to devote some of its free time to community service.
It was a bittersweet afternoon for the Harvard wrestling team when it welcomed Rutgers to the Malkin Athletic Center Sunday.