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Pioneers Close Out Regular Season

Devin Horton looks for the shot

The Alfred State wrestling team wrapped up the regular season with their only home meet of the year. The Pioneers picked up three victories in a 37-12 defeat at the hands of Lycoming. The Pioneers finish the dual meet season with a 7-8 record while the Warriors improve to 12-5.

Lycoming jumped out to a 20-0 lead with three victories on the mat and a forfeit victory at 141. The Pioneers got on the board when Mike Galton (Warsaw) won a 2-1 decision in overtime over Hadyn Swartwood at 157 lbs. Devin Horton (Apalachin/Owego Free) followed that up with a 8-2 victory over Shane Rose. After a loss at 174 lbs, George Van Valen (Ithaca) continued his impressive campaign with a pin of Bradley Miccio. The Warriors took the final two matches to close out the victory.

Prior to the match, Van Valen, Patrick Lehman (Marathon), Ryan Thierman (Portville), and Satchel Holder (Babylon) were honored for their careers at Alfred State.

The Pioneers will now shift their focus to the NCWA Northeast Championships to be held at the University of New Hampshire on February 24th.

Weight Class Result Team Score
125 Shane Casey (L) 7-0 over Patrick Lehman (A)  L 3-0
133 Eric Hunt (L) Pin 4:49 over Ryan Thierman (A) L 9-0
141 Ethan Landis (L) win via forfeit L 15-0
149 Trevor Corl (L) 17-0 over Satchel Holder (A) L 20-0
157 Mike Galton (A) 2-1 OT over Hadyn Swartwood (L) L 20-3
165 Devin Horton (A) 8-2 over Shane Rose (L) L 20-6
174 Brandon Conrad (L) Pin 2:40 over Jacob Cino (A) L 26-6
184 George Van Valen (A) Pin 0:38 over Bradley Miccio (L) L 26-12
197 Loc Long (L) win via forfeit L 32-12
HWT Garrett Weneski (L) 21-2 over Ryan Mattison (A) L 37-12
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