Captain-elect Paul Catinella and captain Howie Chatterton led Harvard's grapplers to an eight-place finish at the Eastern Inercollegiate tournament at Princeton this weekend. Catinella and Chatterton both captured fourth places, the first time two Harvard men have placed in this tourney in 23 years.
After downing wrestlers from Cornell, Lehigh, and Franklin and Marshall in preliminary rounds, Catinella lost to Steve Cominsky of Navy, 6-5, in the 137-pound class. Chatterton, at 167, was pinned by Greg smith of Army after handing defeats to matmen from Colgate, and Penn State.
Last Into Semifinals
Two other matmen, pat Coleman (145) and Mark Faller (160) won their way into semifinal contests, only to lose there. Faller lost a decision to Steve Alexander of Temple, 4-3, and Coleman, after beating Princeton and Franklin and Marshall, dropped his match to Bill McVeth of Army.
Winner Navy with 63 points, and runner-up Army with 41, handed the Harvard varsity many of its early-rounded losses. At 123, Bruce Goodman was beaten by eventual third-place finisher John Balmat of Penn in a 4-3 decision. Bill Wasserstrom (130) was eliminated for medical reasons, and at 152, Bart Harvey lost a close match to Ted Oulette of Cornell, 13-12.
Sophomore John Imrie was taken out of competition in the first round by Bob Aherns of Navy. 190-pound-class Howie Freedman lost in the quarter finals to ultimate champion Charles Bannat of Navy, and Tom Tripp, in the unlimited class, was pinned by Tom O'Connell of Penn.