Wrestling Handles Harvard, 23-12

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Penn used bonus points to down Harvard in Cambridge, riding a first period pin from Ken Bade and a first period tech fall from No. 17 Casey Kent to knock off the Crimson, 23-12.

Bade capped a crazy first period with the fall at 1:28, reversing Jeff Ott to his back after Ott had reversed Bade following a takedown. The fall was the third of Bade’s season and his second dual-meet pin of his freshman season.

Kent would cap a three-match run for the Quakers in the middleweights with a dominant 16-0 technical fall over Brennan Smith in 2:47. Kent scored an early takedown and then went to work on top to the tune of five sets of backpoints for his third tech fall of the season. Kent now has six bonus-point wins and nine of his 14 wins have been shutouts.

The Quakers head to Providence for a Saturday dual with Brown. The Ivy League weekend finishes with a 2 p.m. dual with the Bears in the Pizzitola Sports Center.

A full recap will follow shortly.

125: Jeremy Schwartz (Penn) dec. Max Mejia (Harvard), 10-7 Penn leads, 3-0
133: Ken Bade (Penn) FALL Jeff Ott (Harvard), 1:28 Penn leads, 9-0
141: Todd Preston (Harvard) dec. Jeff Canfora (Penn), 6-2 Penn leads, 9-3
149: Andrew Lenzi (Penn) dec. Nicholas Stager (Harvard), 11-5 Penn leads, 12-3
157: Ray Bethea (Penn) dec. Tyler Grimaldi (Harvard), 8-4 Penn leads, 15-3
165: No. 17 Casey Kent (Penn) TF5 Brennan Smith (Harvard), 16-0 (2:47) Penn leads, 20-3
174: Eric Morris (Harvard) dec. Brad Wukie (Penn), 6-0 Penn leads, 20-6
184: No. 13 Lorenzo Thomas (Penn) dec. Cameron Croy (Harvard), 5-2 Penn leads, 23-6
197: James Fox (Harvard) dec. Frank Mattiace (Penn), 5-3 Penn leads, 23-9
285: David Ng (Harvard) dec. Anthony DiLonardo (Penn), 10-3 Penn leads, 23-12