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Galton Leads Way at Waynesburg

Galton Leads Way at Waynesburg

Mike Galton (Warsaw) finished 6th at the Waynesburg Invitational as the Alfred State wrestling team returned to the mat for the first time in 2019. As a team the Pioneers scored 29 points and finished 12th out of 18 teams.

Galton finished the day with a 5-3 overall record at 157 lbs. He opened the day with a pin of Zachary Jandereski (Alma College) in 3:48. In the 2nd round he fell in a 3-1 decision but was able to bounce back with four victories in the consolation bracket. He earned a forfeit win over Francis Corvino (Trinity), a 15-6 major decision over Tristan Mabe (Apprentice), a 4-1 victory over Victor Elias (Pitt-Bradford), and a pin of Matt Hall (Ohio Wesleyan) in 1:18. In the consolation semifinals he lost a 5-3 and took a forfeit in the 5th place match. 

In the heavyweight bracket Kyle Fitzgerald (Turin/South Lewis) was 4-2. After falling 4-0 in his opening match, he was able to rattle off four straight victories. He pinned Robert Craig (Washington & Jefferson) in 2:50, pinned Peter Nicaj (Alma) in 1:21, and pinned Jacob Walker (Washington & Jefferson) in 1:30, and earned a forfeit win over Cody Jenkins (Muskingum). His day ended in the 5th round of the consolation bracket with a 7-4 decision.

The Pioneers will travel to Niagara CCC on Thursday for a dual meet vs. the Thunderwolves.