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Blake Ilges works towards the pin

Pioneers Wrap up Season at NCAA Regionals

The Alfred State wrestling team traveled to Ithaca to compete in the 2020 NCAA Mideast Regionals. Four Pioneers, Anthony Miraglia (Byron Bergen), Owen Kissell (Alden), Blake Ilges (Canisteo Greenwood), and Kyle Fitzgerald (Constableville/South Lewis) all earned wins in the competition that featured 19 teams.

All four Pioneers were 1-2 in their respective weight classes and were able to bounce back after the opening round. 

  • Miraglia (149) earned a hard fought 2-1 win over Jordan Gonzalez (Hunter).  
  • Kissell only took 10 seconds to pin Ethan Harvey (Keystone) in a 1st round consolation match in the 141 lb. bracket.
  • Ilges downed Michael McCabe (Hunter) with a pin in 2:30 in a consolation bracket match-up in the 174 lb. weight class.
  • Fitzgerald pinned Brandan McGlinley (Penn College) in 2:52 in a consolation bout in the heavyweight bracket. 

The Pioneers were competing in the NCAA Regionals for only the second time.