Yaraslau Slavikouski
Yaraslau Slavikouski
Year: First-Year
Hometown: Rechitsa, Belarus
High School: Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.)
Position: 285

First-year • 2019-20
Unanimously named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year ... First Harvard rookie to earn the honors in 16 years ... Also unanimously selected to the All-Ivy first team ... Named the EIWA Freshman of the Year ... Earned the EIWA Academic Achievement Award ... Led the Crimson with a 30-8 overall record, including a 12-1 mark in dual competition ... Was a perfect 10-0 against EIWA opponents ... Recorded a 15-match win streak from Jan. 11 through March 7 ... Led the Crimson with 41 dual match points ... Notched two pins on the season, both times against Hofstra's Maguire Horl ... Finished second at the EIWA Championships with a 3-1 record at heavyweight ... Defeated Hofstra's Maguire Horl by pin,  Drexel's Sean O'Malley by a 4-1 decison and Hofstra's Zachary Knighton-Ward by a 3-1 decision to advance to the championship match ... Opened the season, placing second at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open ith a 3-1 mark ... Secured third place at the Keystone Classic (Nov. 24), defeating Drexel's Sean O'Malley by an 8-4 decision ... Went 4-1 at the overall tournament ... Placed fourth at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championship (12/29-30) with a 5-2 record ... Fell to heavyweight champion Jordan Wood via a 9-2 decision ... Beat a pair of ranked opponents at "Duals on the Diamond" at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona ... Defeated No. 9 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State) with a 5-3 decision and No. 15 Jere Heino of Campbell with a 5-3 decision ... Nearly knocked off the seventh ranked wrestler at heavyweight, Arizona State's Tanner Hall, but fell by a 2-1 decision. 

Before Harvard
Belarus National Team member … Attended Northfield Mount Hermon in Mount Hermon, Massachusetts for his last three prep seasons after going to Republic State College of Olympic Reserve in Belarus … Served as NMH team captain … Three-time Prep New England champion … Two-time Prep National runner-up … 2019 NHSCA champion at 285 pounds … 2018 NHSCA champion at 220 pounds and third-place in 2017 … 2018 European championship third-place finisher (97kg) … Wrestling for Vougar’s Honors Wrestling Club for three years … Competed in wrestling and track and field in high school … Brother, Valentin, was a four-time World Cup and Baltic Games championship wrestler, and was an honored member of the Presidential Club in kickboxing and muay thai.