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Longenecker Racks up Awards

Longenecker finished the season with a 20-4 record.  He won the Region III Championship at 133 lbs. to earn a spot at the National Championships.  At the Nationals, he advanced to the semifinals before falling in a tough match but rebounded to earn 5th place and become the A-State's 27th all-time NJCAA All-American. 

Longenecker goes for a pinAlfred State College sophomore wrestler Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) racked up postseason awards while teammates Cory Merchant (Cobleskill-Richmondville) and Andy Wright (Hilton) also earned All-Region honors.

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Longenecker named Region Athlete of the Week

Alfred State College wrestler Gallaway Longenekcer (Manheim, PA) has been named the Region III male athlete of the week.  This is the second straight week that an Alfred male athlete has been honored (Andy Omoregie - Indoor Track & Field).

Longenecker goes for a pinAlfred State College wrestler Gallaway Longenekcer (Manheim, PA) has been named the Region III male athlete of the week.  This is the second straight week that an Alfred male athlete has been honored (Andy Omoregie - Indoor Track & Field).

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Longenecker finishes 5th

Alfred State College sophomore wrestler Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) finished 5th and earned All-American status (133 lb. weight class) at the NJCAA National Championships.  Longenecker is the 27th All-American in A-State history and the first wrestler at 133 lbs. to earn All-American since Troy Almeter finished 4th in 1987.

Alfred State College sophomore wrestler Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) finished 5th and earned All-American status (133 lb. weight class) at the NJCAA National Championships.  Longenecker is the 27th All-American in A-State history and the first wrestler at 133 lbs. to earn All-American since Troy Almeter finished 4th in 1987.

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Brackets announced for NJCAA Wrestling Championships

The brackets for the 2008 NJCAA Wrestling National Championships have been announced.  Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA), Cory Merchant (Cobleskill-Richmondville), and Andy Wright (Hilton) will represent Alfred State College in the event to be held February 22 & 23 in Rochester, MN.

The brackets for the 2008 NJCAA Wrestling National Championships have been announced.  Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA), Cory Merchant (Cobleskill-Richmondville), and Andy Wright (Hilton) will represent Alfred State College in the event to be held February 22 & 23 in Rochester, MN.

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Longenecker wins Regional Title

Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Northeast/Region III Championships.  He was the lone Alfred State College champion as he won the 133 lb. title.

Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Northeast/Region III Championships.  He was the lone Alfred State College champion as he won the 133 lb. title.

Longenecker defeated James Henderson (Mercyhurst NE) 6-4 in the semifinals and then downed Pat Hagerty (Niagara CCC) 10-4 in the finals.  With the wins, Longenecker improved to 17-2 on the season and will represent the Pioneers at the NJCAA National Championships on February 21-23 in Rochester, MN.

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Pioneers compete at Jamestown Open

In their final regular season tournament of the season, the Alfred State College wrestling team fared well at the Jamestown CC Open.  Fifteen teams competed at the tournament.

In their final regular season tournament of the season, the Alfred State College wrestling team fared well at the Jamestown CC Open.  Fifteen teams competed at the tournament.

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Pioneers fall to Mercyhurst North East

The Alfred State College wrestling team could not overcome four forfeits and fell 33-12 to Mercyhurst North East in a WNYAC dual match.  The Pioneers fall to 1-5 on the season while the Saints improve to 5-5 on the season.

The Alfred State College wrestling team could not overcome four forfeits and fell 33-12 to Mercyhurst North East in a WNYAC dual match.  The Pioneers fall to 1-5 on the season while the Saints improve to 5-5 on the season.

Mercyhurst North East got three straight forfeit victories to start the evening at 157, 165, and 174 to jump out to a 18-0 lead.  Jordan Hughson (Holley) downed Nathan Kucnick 7-5 in overtime at 184 lbs. to make it 18-3.  Another forfeit at 197 increased the Saints lead to 24-3.

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Hughson finishes 8th at NYS Championships

Jordan Hughson (Holley) was earned an 8th place finish at the annual New York State Championships this weekend at the University of Buffalo.  As a team, Alfred State finished 17th overall and 3rd in the NJCAA standings.

Jordan Hughson (Holley) was earned an 8th place finish at the annual New York State Championships this weekend at the University of Buffalo.  As a team, Alfred State finished 17th overall and 3rd in the NJCAA standings.

Hughson pinned Brandon Stark (Ithaca) in 3:32 in his opening match.  He fell in the quarterfinals to Wala Canario (Oneonta) but rebounded with a 8-2 win over Eddie Broderick (Wagner) to ensure a top eight finish after day one.  On day two Hugshon fell to Patrick Smith (Army) and then lost a decision to Chris Gandolfi (Nassau CC) in the 7th place match.

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Athletes Back on Campus

Alfred State College athletes are back on campus preparing to begin play in 2008.  The men's and women's basketball teams, the wrestling team, and the swimming team began practicing on Sunday while the Indoor Track & Field team returns to campus on Thursday.

Alfred State College athletes are back on campus preparing to begin play in 2008.  The men's and women's basketball teams, the wrestling team, and the swimming team began practicing on Sunday while the Indoor Track & Field team returns to campus on Thursday.

Pioneers finish 4th, Longenecker named Most Outstanding Wrestler

The Alfred State College wrestling team finished 4th in the team standings at the annual ASC Open.  Sophomore Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) was the Pioneers lone weight class winner bringing home the championship at 133 lbs.

The Alfred State College wrestling team finished 4th in the team standings at the annual ASC Open.  Sophomore Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) was the Pioneers lone weight class winner bringing home the championship at 133 lbs.

Longenecker improved to 13-2 on the season with his two victories.  He downed Mike Capaboanco (Mercyhurst Unattached) 8-4 in the semifinals and then downed James Henderson (Mercyhurst North East) 8-3 in the finals.

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