2016-17 Alfred State Wrestling News

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    March 24, 2017
    17 Pioneers Earn USCAA All-Academic Honors 17 Alfred State winter athletes have been named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team after achieving success in the classroom.
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    March 22, 2017
    Three Pioneers Earn All-Academic Honors from ECWC A trio of Alfred State wrestlers, Gordon Trahan (Canajoharie), Konnor Kremer (Horsheads), and Jeffrey Andrews (Randolph), have earned Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) All-Academic honors.
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    March 11, 2017
    Van Valen Finishes 2nd at NCWA Nationals Alfred State junior George Van Valen (Ithaca) capped a stellar season with a 2nd place finish in the 184 lb. weight class at the NCWA National Championships. Van Valen helped the Pioneers to a 13th place overall finish.
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    March 10, 2017
    Van Valen Advances to the Finals Alfred State junior George Van Valen (Ithaca) will wrestle for the championship of the 184 lb. weight class on Saturday after winning two matches on day two of the NCWA Championships.
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    March 09, 2017
    Three Pioneers Advance to Quarterfinals Three Alfred State wrestlers advanced to the quartefinals of the NCWA Championships on Wednesday. Konnor Kremer (Horseheads), George Van Valen (Ithaca), and Brandyn Whitacre (Jamestown) all were 2-0 on the first day of competition.
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    March 07, 2017
    Wrestlers Ready for Nationals Seven Alfred State wrestlers have traveled to Allen, TX to compete in the 2017 NCWA National Championships. The Pioneers enter the championship ranked 9th in Division I of the NCWA.
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    February 25, 2017
    Wrestlers Finish 2nd at Northeast Conference Championships The Alfred State wrestling team finished 2nd at the NCWA Northeast Conference Championships on Saturday at the University of New Hampshire. The Pioneers scored 142 points to finish 2nd out of the 15 teams in the competition.
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    February 16, 2017
    Wrestlers 7th in Latest NCWA Rankings The Alfred State wrestling team is now 7th in the latest NCWA Rankings. The Pioneers moved up two spots since the NCWA duals in January.
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    February 11, 2017
    Pioneers Finish 3rd at USCAA Championships The Alfred State wrestling team finished 3rd out of 14 teams at the USCAA Championships held at Penn State over the weekend. The Pioneers scored 110.5 points.
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    February 08, 2017
    Pioneers Wrap up Dual Season The Alfred State wrestling team wrapped up the dual match portion of their season at Lycoming on Wednesday. The Pioneers fell 40-7 to the Warriors.
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    February 04, 2017
    Wrestlers Finish 11th at John Summa Invitational George Van Valen (Ithaca) led the Alfred State wrestling team as they competed at the John Summa Invitational at Baldwin Wallace. Van Valen finished 2nd in the 184 lb. weight class.
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    February 01, 2017
    Van Valen and Almeter Earn Weekly Honors Alfred State wrestlers George Van Valen (Ithaca) and Tristan Almeter (Iroquois) have earned weekly honors following perfect weeks. Van Valen was named the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week and the USCAA Wrestler of the Week while Almeter was named the ECWC Rookie of the Week.
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    February 01, 2017
    Wrestlers Fall at Oswego The Alfred State wrestling team fell at Oswego 46-3 on Wednesday night. The Pioneers are now 7-7 in dual matches on the year.
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    January 27, 2017
    Pioneers Advance to Quarterfinals of NCWA National Duals The Alfred State wrestling team had an impressive first day at the NCWA National Duals in Lynchburg, VA.
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    January 25, 2017
    Pioneers to Compete in NCWA National Duals The Alfred State wrestling team will head to Lynchburg, VA this week to compete in the 2017 NCWA National Duals. The event will be held at the newly built LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University.
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    January 23, 2017
    Pioneers Down Wildcats on the Mat The Alfred State wrestling team improved to 4-3 in dual matches with a 35-13 victory over Penn College on Monday evening.
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    January 21, 2017
    Van Valen Finishes 5th at ECWC Championships George Van Valen (Ithaca) finished 5th at the 2017 Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championships on Saturday. The Pioneers finished 7th in the team competition.
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    January 17, 2017
    Kremer Honored by the USCAA Alfred State senior wrestler Konnor Kremer (Horseheads) has been named the USCAA Wrestler of the Week. Kremer was 4-0 this past week and is now 12-5 on the year.
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    January 14, 2017
    Kremer Leads Pioneers at Brockport Open Konnor Kremer (Horseheads) won the 174 lb. weight class to lead Alfred State at the Brockport Open on Saturday. The Pioneers as a team finished 3rd out of the six teams at the competition.
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    January 11, 2017
    Pioneers Roll Past DuBois The Alfred State wrestling team opened up the 2017 portion of the season with a convincing 42-3 victory at Penn State DuBois. The Pioneers are now 3-3 in dual meets this season.
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    January 10, 2017
    Q&A with George VanValen George (Ian) VanValen (Ithaca) recently took some time to answer a few questions from the Sports Information Department. VanValen is currently 11-2 on the season with five pins. He and the Pioneers hit the mat for the first time in 2017 on Wednesday when they battle Penn State DuBois.
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    December 03, 2016
    Grapplers Finish 10th at RIT Invitational The Alfred State wrestling team finished 10th at the 51 Annual RIT Invitational on Saturday. George Van Valen (Ithaca) was the top finisher placing 4th in the 184 lb. weight class.
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    November 17, 2016
    Penn College Match Postponed The Alfred State wrestling match vs. Penn College slated for Thursday evening has been postponed. The two teams will try to find a date during the 2017 portion of the season to make up the game.
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    November 16, 2016
    Van Valen Adds USCAA Honor Alfred State junior wrestler George Van Valen (Ithaca) has added another honor. This afternoon Van Valen was named the USCAA wrestler of the week. Van Valen is the first winter athlete to earn USCAA honors this year.
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    November 13, 2016
    Pioneers Split JCU Duals The Alfred State wrestling team split four matches at the John Carroll Duals on Sunday. The Pioneeers defeated Lourdes 32-15 and Adrian 33-18 but fell 43-4 to Otterbein and 36-15 to John Carroll
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    November 05, 2016
    Wrestlers Open Season at Brockport The Alfred State wrestling team had a solid showing as they opened up the 2016-17 season at the Golden Eagle Open hosted by Brockport. The Pioneers had one champion, two runner-ups, and one 3rd place finisher.