Yaraslau Slavikouski: The Pinnacle of Discipline

Slavikouski, the unanimous selection for Ivy League Rookie of the Year and the first Harvard wrestler to win the honor in 16 years, has been staying active despite the hiatus in Ancient Eight contests. Currently, he is training in his home country of Belarus and is set to compete at the U23 Nationals at the end of March, followed by the European Championships.

A Fighter

Yaraslau Slavikouski, right, trains in preparation for a full slate of competitions across Europe. In January, the sophomore wrestler earned bronze in Belarus Senior Nationals.

Wrestling Secures 12th Place at EIWA Championships

Four wrestlers placed in the top eight of their weight classes, and two freshmen punched their tickets to the National Championship next week.

Pinned Down

Harvard’s wrestling team fell to Ancient Eight rivals in Princeton and Penn this past weekend. Despite a lack of success in dual meets, the Crimson has amassed impressive performances at tournaments, including three individual wins and 17 top-eight finishes.

Tempers Flare, Suspense Reigns as Wrestling Falls to Princeton, Penn

It has been a season of ups and downs so far for the Crimson. The team has racked up three individual tournament wins and 17 top-eight finishes overall, but has also found wins hard to come by in dual meets.


The Crimson opened its season at the Bearcat Open this past weekend.

'Murica's Best

No. 2 Ohio State, No. 5 Michigan, No. 6 Missouri, and EIWA conference foe No. 8 Cornell highlight the tournament's competition.

Athlete of the Week: Hunter Ladnier

Junior wrestler Hunter Ladnier performed admirably at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, where he tied for fourth overall in the team’s first event of the season. The 157-pounder was Harvard’s top point-scorer at the event.

Wrestling Launches 2018-19 Campaign at Bearcat Open

For the Crimson, the journey to the NCAA Championships is a long one. Because the wrestling season doesn’t truly begin until mid-November, the team’s preseason training is “very long,” as Weiss puts it.

Singlet Out

The wrestling team's freshmen were heavily decorated in their high school careers. As they make the transition to the collegiate ranks, they look to continue that trend as members of Harvard's program.

Getting in the Grove

Freshman Robert Groves comes to Harvard boasting 4 consecutive Arizona state wrestling championships.

Wrestler Josef Johnson Ends Distinguished Career at NCAA Championships

While this weekend marked the official end of the wrestling season with the NCAA championships last weekend, it also marked the end of a distinguished career for one of Harvard’s very own, Josef Johnson.

On Top

Harvard battles Columbia for the advantage in wrestling matchup earlier in the season.

BRIEF: Wrestling Splits Pair of Matches on Road Trip

The Harvard wrestling team faltered in its first EIWA test, as Bucknell picked up a 21-10 decision over the visiting squad. However, the Crimson redeemed itself in a blowout victory over Franklin & Marshall.

Wrestling Pins Stanford, Maryland in Pair of Close Meets

Both wrestling dual meets this weekend were decided by one point, and the grapplers from Cambridge emerged from the fray with two victories.

Wrestling Closes Out 2017 with Midlands Tournament

In what is deemed its second toughest tournament of the season, the wrestling team traveled to Evanston, Ill., to compete against the nation's best. Of the group's 14 competitors, six posted points for the team, which finished the two-day tournament in 30th place.

Wrestling Season Comes to an End — Or Does It?

For many wrestlers, the offseason is long because it is not truly off. Depending how you look at it, wrestling either never stops or rarely starts. Months of practice time overshadow minutes of live action.

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