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Pioneers Wrestle Past Jayhawks

The Alfred State wrestling team got back on the winning track with a 28-20 victory over Jamestown CC on Wednesday evening.  The Pioneers are now 2-5 on the year.

The Alfred State wrestling team got back on the winning track with a 28-20 victory over Jamestown CC on Wednesday evening.  The Pioneers are now 2-5 on the year.

Travis Harvey (Alfred Almond) led the way with a major decision 8-0 at 197 lbs.  Connor Fox (Midlakes) won 6-4 and Anthony Carome (Cincinnati, OH) won 12-5  while Ethan Livernash (Penfield), Stephen Ansteth (Auburn), and Dan Ognibene (Alexander) earned forfeit wins.

The blue & gold return to action on Saturday when they travel to Niagara CCC for a 2 p.m. battle with the Thunderwolves.

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Harvey Leads Pioneers at Mt. Union

Travis Harvey (Alfred Almond) led the Alfred State wrestling contingent at the Mt. Union Purple Raider Open on Sunday.  Harvey and the Pioneers were one of 21 teams that competed in the non-scoring event.

Travis Harvey (Alfred Almond) led the Alfred State wrestling contingent at the Mt. Union Purple Raider Open on Sunday.  Harvey and the Pioneers were one of 21 teams that competed in the non-scoring event.

Harvey was 2-2 in the 197 lb. weight class.  He earned a 5-4 over Tim Strauss (Lake Erie College) in his opening match.  After falling in his 2nd round match, Harvey pinned Ramsey Hanna (Pittsburgh) in 2:29.  In his next consolation match, Harvey was eliminated by Tyler Landfried (Mercyhurst).

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Wrestlers Battle Tough in 2013 Opener

The Alfred State wrestling teams battled tough but fell twice as they opened up 2013 at the Alfred State Duals. They opened the day with a 27-24 loss to Penn College of Technology and then fell 42-16 to Bergen (NJ) CC.

The Alfred State wrestling teams battled tough but fell twice as they opened up 2013 at the Alfred State Duals.  They opened the day with a 27-24 loss to Penn College of Technology and then fell 42-16 to Bergen (NJ) CC.

In the match-up with Penn College only four matches were competed on the mat due to three Pioneer forfeits, two Wildcat forfeits, and a no match.  Tyler Aldinger (Alexander) earned a pin over Cesar Gonzales at 149 lbs. and Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) pinned Austin Clark at 165 lbs.  Ethan Livernash (Penfield) and Dan Ognibene (Alexander) earned f

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Pioneers Can't Overcome Early Hole

Fueled by three forfeit victories in the first five matches, Mercyhurst North East jumped to a 25-0 lead en route to a 37-16 WNYAC dual meet victory over Alfred State.  The Pioneers finish the 2012 portion of their season with a 1-3 overall mark and a 1-2 WNYAC record.

Fueled by three forfeit victories in the first five matches, Mercyhurst North East jumped to a 25-0 lead en route to a 37-16 WNYAC dual meet victory over Alfred State.  The Pioneers finish the 2012 portion of their season with a 1-3 overall mark and a 1-2 WNYAC record.

The Pioneers earned victories in three straight matches after falling behind.  Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) earned a pin at 165, Connor Fox (Midlakes) earned a major decision at 174, and Josh Lord (Owego Free) earned a forfeit victory at 184.

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Niagara Downs Alfred on the Mats

Niagara CCC defeated Alfred State 50-0 in a WNYAC dual on Wednesday evening. The win improves Niagara to 3-0 in the WNYAC while the Pioneers are 1-2 overall and 1-1 in WNYAC play.

Niagara CCC defeated Alfred State 50-0 in a WNYAC dual on Wednesday evening.  The win improves Niagara to 3-0 in the WNYAC while the Pioneers are 1-2 overall and 1-1 in WNYAC play.

Niagara earned victories in all nine of the matches wrestled.  The 184 and heavyweight matches were the most competitive with Conner Fox (Midlakes) falling 5-3 to Brooks Boyle at 184 and Dan Ognibene (Alexander) falling 3-1 in overtime to Max Antone.

Alfred returns to action next Wednesday when they travel to Mercyhurst North East for a 7 p.m. match.

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Witchella and Fox Named Athletes of the Week

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Conner Fox (Midlakes) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Conner Fox (Midlakes) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Witchella wins the award for the second time this winter following a solid week.  She had 29 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and five steals in a 66-62 victory over Penn College.  She then had 22 points, 23 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in a 65-50 win over Finger Lakes CC.  She has recorded double-doubles in the Lady Pioneers last six games and has seven on the season.

Fox was 5-2 this week as the wrestling team competed at Niagara CCC on

Fox Finishes 4th at Niagara Open

Conner Fox (Midlakes) finished 4th in the 174 lb. weight class as Alfred State competed at the Thunderwolves Open at Niagara CCC.

Conner Fox (Midlakes) finished 4th in the 174 lb.

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Pioneers Compete at NYS Championships

The Alfred State wrestling team finished T-18th at the annual NYS Collegiate Championships held at Cornell on Saturday.  The tournament features wrestlers from every college, NCAA DI, DIII, and NJCAA, in New York that has a wrestling program.

The Alfred State wrestling team finished T-18th at the annual NYS Collegiate Championships held at Cornell on Saturday.  The tournament features wrestlers from every college, NCAA DI, DIII, and NJCAA, in New York that has a wrestling program.

Kyle Reynolds (Pine Valley) was the lone Pioneer to earn a win.  He defeated Patryck Kopczynski (Hunter) 10-2 in a consolation match in the 197 lb. weight class.

The blue & gold finished with 2 points on the day.  Cornell won the team title with 183.5 points on the day.

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Ognibene and Joyner Named Athletes of the Week

Wrestler Dan Ognibene (Alexander) and football player Alonzo Joyner (Queens) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Wrestler Dan Ognibene (Alexander) and football player Alonzo Joyner (Queens) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week. 

Ognibene was 4-2 at the Ursinus Fall Brawl over the weekend.  He opened the day with a 7-0 victory over Brett Ackerley (Delaware Valley). He fell in his next match but rebounded with three straight consolation bracket victories; 2-0 over Matt Jorgensen (Delaware Valley), a pin of Jacob Sentz (Stevens), and a 6-1 win over Steven Paul (Elizabethtown).

Pioneers Finish 12th at Fall Brawl

The Alfred State wrestling team finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Ursinus College Fall Brawl on Saturday.

The Alfred State wrestling team finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Ursinus College Fall Brawl on Saturday.

Dan Ognibene (Alexander) led the Pioneers with 4-2 record in the heavyweight competition.  He opened the day with a 7-0 victory over Brett Ackerley (Delaware Valley).  He fell in his next match but rebounded with three straight consolation bracket victories; 2-0 over Matt Jorgensen (Delaware Valley), a pin of Jacob Sentz (Stevens), and a 6-1 win over Steven Paul (Elizabethtown).  His day came to an end in the consolation quarterfinals when he fell 12-7 to N

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