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March 7, 2012

All Six Teams are Represented in the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships

INDIANAPOLIS -- All six Ivy League teams will be represented by a combined 26 wrestlers in the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, which will take place on March 15-17 in the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Cornell, which has placed second in the past two NCAA Championships, matched its program-record with nine wrestlers going to Nationals, previously accomplished four times (1964, 2005, 2009 and 2011). The Big Red is coming off winning its sixth-straight EIWA Championship.

Big Red senior Frank Perrelli (125), sophomores Nick Arujau (133), Mike Nevinger (141), Chris Villalonga (149) and Marshall Peppelman (165), junior Kyle Dake (157) and seniors Steve Bosak (184) and Cam Simaz (197) clinched berths to Nationals during the EIWA Championships on March 4-5. Senior Maciej Jochym (285) earned an at-large bid after placing fifth in the EIWAs. Simaz and Dake both earned the top seeds at their respective weight classes.

Five Quakers will compete in the tournament in senior Bryan Ortenzio (133), senior Zack Kemmerer (141), freshman Steve Robertson (149), senior Erich Smith (184) and junior Micah Burak (197).

Harvard will be sending four qualifiers to Nationals for the first time since 2007. Senior Corey Jantzen (149) and juniors Walter Peppelman (157) and Steven Keith (133) placed in the EIWA Championships to qualify. They will be joined by freshman James Fox (197), who earned an at-large bid.

Columbia sent three to the NCAAs in juniors Steve Santos (149) and Jake O'Hara (157), as well as senior Kevin Lester (285). For Lester, it marks his second-straight bid to the Tournament.

Princeton saw junior Garrett Frey finish second in the EIWA Championships at 125 and senior Daniel Kolodzik place fourth at 157 to earn trips to St. Louis. Sophomore Adam Krop defaulted out of the EIWAs due to injury but earned an at-large bid to Nationals thanks to his 30 wins this season

Brown senior Dave Foxen became the EIWA's first unseeded winner at 174 since 1963 to qualify for Nationals. He will be joined there by freshman Ophir Bernstein, who placed fourth at 184.