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Wrestlers Win WNYAC Opener

The Alfred State wrestling team defeated Jamestown CC 25-20 in their season opening WNYAC match.

The Alfred State wrestling team defeated Jamestown CC 25-20 in their season opening WNYAC match.

The Pioneers jumped out to a quick 18-0 lead with forfeit victories at 184 (Josh Lord - Owego Free), 197 (Travis Harvey - Alfred Almond), and heavyweight (Daniel Ognibene - Alexander).

Jamestown rallied and won the next four matches to cut it to 18-17.  Anthony Carome (Cincinnati, OH) won a hard fought 5-4 win at 157 lb.

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Wrestlers Open up Season at Ithaca

The Alfred State wrestling team opened up the 2012-13 season competing at the competitive Ithaca Invitational over the weekend. The Pioneers finished 9th in the two-day competition.

The Alfred State wrestling team opened up the 2012-13 season competing at the competitive Ithaca Invitational over the weekend.  The Pioneers finished 9th in the two-day competition.

Josh Lord (Owego Free) was the lone Pioneer to earn a pin in the competition as he pinned Christopher Brothers (Oswego) in a 4:09 in a consolation match.  Lord finished 1-2 in the 165 lb. weight class.

Tyler White (Bennington, VT) also earned a victory in the 165 lb.

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Arroyo to be Inducted in NWCA Hall of Fame

Alfred State athletic director and former Springfield College coach Daryl Arroyo will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association DIII Hall of Fame this weekend at a ceremony in conjunction with the 2012 DIII National Championships in LaCrosse, WI.

Alfred State athletic director and former Springfield College coach Daryl Arroyo will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association DIII Hall of Fame this weekend at a ceremony in conjunction with the 2012 DIII National Championships in LaCrosse, WI.

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Wrestlers Garner Awards

Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) and Josh Simmons (Campbell Savona) earned All-Northeast District, All-Region, and All-WNYAC honors after qualifying for the NJCAA National Championships.

Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) and Josh Simmons (Campbell Savona) earned All-Northeast District, All-Region, and All-WNYAC honors after qualifying for the NJCAA National Championships.

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Witchella and Peet Named Athletes of the Week

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.

Witchella recorded two double-doubles in the Lady Pioneers victories this week.  She scored 34 points, grabbed 26 rebounds, and blocked six shots in a win at Genesee CC and recorded 12 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks in a win vs. Jamestown CC.  Withchella is averaging 16.8 ppg this season and 11.1 rpg for the 18-8 Lady Pioneers.

Peet Finishes 2-2 at Wrestling Nationals

Alfred State wrestler Tyler Peet (Gilbertsville/Unadilla Valley) was 2-2 in the 149 lb. weight class at the NJCAA National Championships.  Peet accounted for all of the Pioneers 5.5 points in the event.

Alfred State wrestler Tyler Peet (Gilbertsville/Unadilla Valley) was 2-2 in the 149 lb. weight class at the NJCAA National Championships.  Peet accounted for all of the Pioneers 5.5 points in the event.

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Peet and Simons Ready for Nationals

Alfred State wrestlers Tyler Peet (Gilbertsville/Unadilla Valley) and Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) are in Rochester, MN for the 2012 NJCAA National Championships. Peet and Simons will hit the mat for first round action on Friday morning.

Alfred State wrestlers Tyler Peet (Gilbertsville/Unadilla Valley) and Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) are in Rochester, MN for the 2012 NJCAA National Championships.  Peet and Simons will hit the mat for first round action on Friday morning.

Peet enters the national championship with a 13-3 record.  During the year, he was the 149 lb. champion at the Ithaca Open and finished 2nd at both the JCC Open and the Northeast Districts.  He is making his second trip to Nationals and looks to improve on his 6th place finish in 2011.

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NCAA grants exploratory status to Alfred State

The NCAA Division III membership committee announced this week that it has granted exploratory status to the Alfred State athletic program. Alfred State submitted the NCAA application in January.

The NCAA Division III membership committee announced this week that it has granted exploratory status to the Alfred State athletic program.  Alfred State submitted the NCAA application in January.

 “Moving to NCAA is a natural evolution in creating a four-year college environment at Alfred State. We are excited about the prospects of having our athletes compete for four years wearing the blue & gold,”  said Alfred State President, John Anderson.

Peet and Simons Qualify for Wrestling Nationals

Alfred State wrestlers Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) and Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) qualified for the NJCAA National Championships with 2nd place finishes at the Northeast Districts/Region III Championships. As a team, the Pioneers finished 5th in the competition with 67 points.

Alfred State wrestlers Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) and Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) qualified for the NJCAA National Championships with 2nd place finishes at the Northeast Districts/Region III Championships.  As a team, the Pioneers finished 5th in the competition with 67 points.

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Pioneers Fall in Final Home Dual

Mercyhurst North East won the final four matches of the evening as they defeated Alfred State 38-15 in the Pioneers final home dual of the season. Alfred is now 4-4 (1-4 WNYAC) on the season in dual action while Mercyhurst is now 5-6 (5-1 WNYAC).

Mercyhurst North East won the final four matches of the evening as they defeated Alfred State 38-15 in the Pioneers final home dual of the season.  Alfred is now 4-4 (1-4 WNYAC) on the season in dual action while Mercyhurst is now 5-6 (5-1 WNYAC).

The Saints jumped out to a 11-0 lead via a tech fall by Aaron Smith at 125 and a Pioneer forfeit victory at 133.  Justin Hunt (Ripley) got the blue & gold on the board with a 6-0 decision over Aaron Lett at 141 lbs. 

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