Columbia Defeats Harvard

Columbia Athletics 2/20/15 – The Columbia wrestling team won seven of ten bouts en route to a 27-12 win on the road at Harvard. With the win, the Lions improve to 5-4 on the season, and 4-4 in EIWA duals.

Columbia earned bonus points right away in the match, when Harvard had a forefit at 125. Angelo Amenta gave the Lions a 9-0 lead when he earned a tough 1-0 win over Ryan Osleeb in the 133 pound dual.

Harvard took the next two duals at 141 and 149 to make it a 9-6 Lion lead. The Crimson noise would become quieted after that, as Columbia took the next three matches, and five of the final six to earn the win.

Tyler Ponte, Tyrel White, and Shane Hughes took the 157-174 bouts, which included a pin from Hughes. Matt Idelson and Garrett Ryan both earned wins in the final two matches to push the lead to 27-12 in the end.

Tomorrow, Columbia will end the regular season dual matches at Brown with a 1:30 pm dual that will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network. After that, the Lions will have two weeks to prepare for the EIWA Championships, March 6-7.

Columbia 27, Harvard 12
 Justin Choi (C) win by forfeit (H), 0-6
 Angelo Amenta (C) dec. Ryan Osleeb (H), 1-0, 0-9 
 No. 14 Todd Preston (H) dec. Matt Leshinger (C), 5-2, 3-9
 Patrick Hogan (H) dec. Connor Sutton (C), 4-3, 6-9
 Tyler Ponte (C) dec. Nicholas Stager (H). 7-4, 6-12
 Tyrel White (C) dec. Tyler Grimaldi (H), 10-4, 6-15
 Shane Hughes (C) pinned Josef Johnson (H), 6:19, 6-21
 Josh Popple (H) pinned Zack Hernandez (C), 4:13, 12-21
 Matt Idelson (C) dec. Michael Mocco (H), 6-0, 12-24
 Garrett Ryan (C) dec. David Ng (H), SV-1, 3-1, 12-27