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For the Harvard wrestling team, injuries proved to be too much of an obstacle in its match against Bucknell at the Malkin Athletic Center Sunday, as the Bison, who are undefeated in the EIWA, stampeded past Harvard, 26-9.
Sometimes home field is not an advantage after all, as the Harvard wrestling team came to find out Saturday, losing to No. 7 Cornell (8-0, 2-0 EIWA) in its home and Ivy League opener.
After beginning the day with a convincing rout of the Virginia Military Institute, the Crimson suffered another close loss, this time against American University.
Senior co-captain James Fox, shown here in previous action, was able to tie the score with his victory in the 197 lb. weight class.
Though Harvard overcame a 15-point deficit by winning four consecutive bouts to tie the game, its efforts were not enough to top Maryland, which won 21-18.
Junior Michael Mocco and Patrick Hogan led the Harvard wrestling team as it concluded the tournament portion of its regular season schedule on Saturday at the Franklin and Marshall Open in Lancaster, Pa.
Despite a small delegation, Harvard improved on its showing at the Midlands Championships with a third-place finish from heavyweight co-captain James Fox.
Junior Todd Preston, shown here in previous action, failed to advance past the round of 12 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Two Crimson wrestlers reached the round of 12, but none ascended to the podium at the Cliff Keen Invitational.
With three wrestlers placing in their respective weight classes, Harvard wrestling put on a solid showing at the annual Keystone Classic in its second individual tournament of the season.
Junior co-captain Todd Preston, seen here in prior action, reached the finals in the 141-pound division at the Binghampton Open.
With two podium finishes and multiple falls registered, the Crimson had a strong performance on the day.