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.