Wrestling


Conference Champion Conigliaro Ends NCAAs Run Just Short of All-American

To qualify for the national championship, Conigliaro dominated the field at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) conference tournament, going 4-0 to win the 165-pound weight class and securing the Crimson’s first EIWA title since 2016. He tallied a technical fall as well as three decision victories at the conference meet, earning the No. 8 seed headed into nationals.


Eyes on the Prize

Then-first-year Philip Conigliaro wrestles against Brian Krawsowki in a match on Feb. 1, 2020. In 2020, Conigliaro took third place at the EIWA Championships. This year, during his sophomore campaign, he took first place at the EIWA Championships and was the No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament.


Coming Down

Conigliaro picks up his opponent before slamming him to the mat in the Crimson's match against the University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 1, 2020.


Quaking in Their Boots

Harvard Wrestling competes against Penn in a 22-19 loss on Feb. 1, 2020. This weekend, they suffered a 27-3 loss to Columbia before bouncing back, 24-19, the next day against Hofstra.


Harvard Men's Wrestling Faces Columbia, Hofstra with Mixed Outcomes

The Harvard men’s wrestling team faced tough competition in an Ivy League and EIWA dual meet at Columbia’s Levien Gymnasium on Friday, with a crushing defeat to the hosts. The Crimson then showed resilience as it redeemed itself with a road win over Hofstra the next afternoon, 24-19, in an EIWA dual matchup at the Davis S. Mack Physical Education Center.


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.


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.


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.


Freshman Lead Way for Wrestling at Bearcat Open

The headline for the Crimson was the standout performances from members of its  freshman class, beginning with Phil Conigliaro, who took home the title in the 165 pound weight class.


Wrestling Prepares to Face Nation's Top Teams in Las Vegas

This weekend, the Crimson will be heading across the country to take on some of the nation’s top competition at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.


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.


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