Prior to Friday night, Harvard wrestling had dropped four straight matches. Against the Pride, however, a pin by freshman A.J. Jaffe set the stage for a dominant evening.
At the start of March, Harvard wrestlers will compete at the EIWA Championships and potentially the NCAA Championships. Last weekend, though, the Crimson lost a pair of matches to Ivy League foes.
In its final tune-up before EIWA action begins, Harvard fell to all three opponents it faced in Pittsburgh.
The Harvard wrestling team traveled to Lancaster, Pa., for the Franklin and Marshall Open and achieved four quarterfinal finishes, including a successful gold medal campaign by junior co-captain Josef Johnson.
The Crimson faced a challenge holding their own against some of the nation’s top ranked competitors.
The Crimson’s rookie wrestlers continued to make their presence known this weekend as the team took the mats at the Keystone Invitational.
Harvard wrestling stepped onto the mat one final time this season as seniors Devon Gobbo and Todd Preston, as well as sophomore Josef Johnson, represented the Crimson on college wrestling’s biggest stage, the NCAA tournament hosted at Madison Square Garden this weekend.
With the end of their seasons on the line, three Crimson athletes managed to extend competition another two weeks at the EIWA Championships. In addition, senior Devon Gobbo captured an EIWA title at 165 lbs., becoming the 22nd Harvard wrestler to complete the feat.