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Harvard wrestling returned to action for its second tournament of the season on Sunday at the Keystone Classic, where Todd Preston, Josef Johnson, and Nick Gajdsik all earned top-three individual finishes.
Junior Nick Gajdzik led the Crimson with a second-place finish in the heavyweight bracket. Junior Jeff Ott, co-captain Todd Preston, and Senior Devon Gobbo also made it to the semifinals in their respective weight classes to round out a strong performance by the Harvard squad.
Jess Jantzen '04 put the Crimson in the spotlight by winning an NCAA Championship, one of three Harvard wrestlers who have done so
Ex-Harvard wrestler Dustin Denunzio '98 was the first Crimson athlete to claim All-American honors under current coach Jay Weiss
J.P. O'Connor '10 was the last Crimson wrestler to take home an NCAA championship, going undefeated
Junior Todd Preston is the last Crimson wrestler to win the EIWA Championship and is arguably its best hope of becoming an NCAA Champion.
Dustin DeNunzio '99 earned All-American honors with the Crimson, making him the first person to do so since 1983.
Jesse Jantzen '04 was the first Crimson wrestler to be named NCAA champion since 1938.
Junior Todd Preston will serves as one of the captains next year's squad.
James Fox served as the team's captain this past year and was named to the Al-Ivy Third Team.
Senior heavyweight David Ng was the lone member of the Crimson to qualify for the national tournament, after capturing 5th place at the EIWA conference championships two weeks prior.
While junior Colin Blackwell took Athlete of the Week honors this week, hockey players Sarah Edney, Jimmy Vesey, Miye D'Oench and wrestler David Ng also provided standout performances.
Senior David Ng went 4-2 in the tournament, capturing fifth place in the heavyweight bracket, securing the final guaranteed spot in his weight class for the NCAA Championships on March 19th in St. Louis, Mo.
It was a disappointing Friday night for Harvard wrestling, as the squad dropped its final home meet of the season to Columbia at the Malkin Athletic Center, 27-12. With this loss, the Crimson moves on to a 3-8 overall record on the year.