Jacob DeWall (Waterloo) led the way as Alfred State competed at the NYS Championships held at Oswego. DeWall finished 6th in the heavyweight bracket.
After falling in his first match of the day, DeWall fought all the way back in the consolation bracket. He pinned Jacob Smith (Jamestown CC) in 3:31, defeated Anthony Oca (Brockport) 8-2, pinned Jaquan Johnson (Niagara CCC) in 1:21, and pinned Bryce Moore (Sullivan CC) in 1:22 to advance to the consolation semifinals to end his afternoon with a 6th place finish. DeWall was 4-2 with three pins on the day.
Other top performances included:
- Brian Hedding (Rush Henrietta) was 1-2 at 133 lbs. He earned a 22-5 victory over Timothy Pereira (Ulster CC).
- Cale Bartosch (Palymra Macedon) finished 2-2 at 149 lbs. He won 9-4 over Kole Taylor (Brockport) and 5-3 over Noah Torres in consolation bracket matches.
- Anthony Miraglia (Byron Bergen) and Jesse Johnson (Elmira) each earned a victory at 157.
- At 174, Blake Ilges (Canisteo Greenwood) was 2-2. He pinned Amandip Deo (Brockport) in 4:02 in his opening match and then pinned Alijah Carter (Eastport South Manor) in a consolation bracket match. Earlier in the day, Carter pinned Kevin Jorgenson (Oneonta) in 2:15.
The NYS Championships is an annual event that features competitors from all collegiate programs in the state that sponsor a wrestling team.
The Pioneers are back in action in two weeks (December 7th) when they travel to the RIT Invitational. Action is slated to begin at 9 a.m.