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.
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The Crimson was unable to repeat last year’s strong finish, placing sixth at the Doc Gimmler tournament.
A handful of Crimson athletes took their talents to the international stage this summer, representing their respective countries at the World Championship Regatta.
For Harvard wrestling, the 2013-2014 season was a roller coaster of highs and lows from the very beginning. The squad saw injuries, comebacks, upsets, and no shortage of tough competition throughout the year, finishing with an overall record of 4-8 and going 4-7 in EIWA conference competition.
Harvard wrestling’s Todd Preston has seen no shortage of tough competition. The sophomore has matched up against some of the top wrestlers in the country in several tournaments. However, even with this experience under his belt, the toughest match of Preston’s career took place entirely off the mats.
Harvard men’s crew posted a strong performance at this year’s EARC sprints in Worcester, Massachusetts.
After a hard fought weekend, the team notched one confirmed bid to NCAA’s and a 12th place finish overall.
Unfortunately for the Crimson, the new venue was not enough to end the dual meet portion of its schedule on a winning note, as Harvard fell, 29-12, at the hands of No. 25 Lehigh.
The Harvard wrestling team outpaced Brown from the very beginning this past Saturday afternoon, seizing control from the outset and holding on to claim the victory. The Crimson (4-6, 3-6 EIWA) outlasted the Bears (3-8, 1-7) on the road for the second consecutive year, notching the win with a final score of 30-10.
Two weeks ago, Harvard wrestling dug itself out of a serious deficit to claim the win. The squad found itself in an almost identical situation twice this weekend, but this time, it was unable to claw its way back into the lead on either occasion.
The Harvard men’s squash team endured several tight matches against St. Lawrence Saturday night, but it was the match between top-ranked Ali Farag and the Saints’ Amr Khalifa that stole the show, as the senior found himself face-to-face with the opponent that eliminated him from the last year’s CSA Individual Championships. Anchored by Farag’s victory over Khalifa, the No. 2 Crimson (8-0, 3-0 Ivy) clinched the victory, 8-1, over St. Lawrence (8-2).
Renewed energy in the second and third periods was too little, too late for the Crimson on Saturday night.
Another year, another shutout. For the third consecutive year, the Harvard men’s squash team blanked conference foe Penn on the courts, scoring a decisive 9-0 victory at home.