Hofstra Wrestling vs. Harvard

The Hofstra Wrestling team will wrap up their regular season this Saturday, February 17 when the Pride host two Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) matches at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center. Hofstra will square off against the Bears of Brown at 1 p.m. before the face the Crimson of Harvard at 6 p.m.

Hofstra, which is currently 9-9 overall and 3-3 in the EIWA, is coming off a 45-3 victory over EIWA-opponent Sacred Heart at the Mack Physical Education Center last Sunday. The Pride won nine of the 10 matches including pins by sophomore Sage Heller at 174, junior Nezar Haddad at 197 and senior Michael Hughes at 285. SophomoreVinny Vespa had a technical fall win at 141 and junior Ryan Burkert added a major decision victory at 149 for the Pride.

The Pride continue to be led by Hughes, who improved to 29-2 on the season. He is tied for the Division I lead in pins with 15. Hughes is ranked sixth by WIN, seventh by Track Wrestling, ninth by Amateur Wrestling News, tenth by The Open Mat and InterMat and 11th by FloWrestling. He is also ranked fourth in the NCAA RPI at 285 and ninth in the NCAA Coaches Panel Poll.

Harvard is 4-4 on the season and 2-4 in the EIWA. The Crimson is led by Nolan Hellickson, who is ranked 30th in the RPI with a 14-7 record at 125, A.J. Jaffe, who is 28th in the RPI with a 19-8 record at 141, Josef Johnson, who is ranked 16th in the RPI with a 21-8 mark at 174 and Kanon Dean, who is ranked 23rd in the RPI with an 18-13 record at 184.

Saturday, February 17, 2018


$10, $6



Physical Education Center
Physical Education Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Jim Sheehan

Phone: 516-463-6764
Website: Click to Visit

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