The Light Blue wrestling team had a tremendous showing at the New York State Wrestling Championships on Saturday and Sunday. The Lions placed second with 152.5 points, falling only behind the 183.5 put up by the host team, Cornell. Lions wrestlers placed in nine of the 10 weight classes, and the team leaders once again showed why they are so crucial to this season’s efforts. Seniors Steve Santos, 149 pounds; Jake O’Hara, 157 pounds; and Stephen West, 174 pounds, all placed first in their respective weight classes. The three each have back-to-back first-place finishes to start off the season. Columbia posted better results than it did last year, finishing one place ahead of Hofstra, which soundly beat the Light Blue last year.
This week in history in 1979, University cafeteria and clerical workers voted 183-100 to halt a 15-day walkout and return to work.