Alfred State's Van Valen Advances to the Finals
March 11, 2017


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.

In the quartefinals of the 184 lb. bracket, Van Valen recorded a tech fall victory, 15-0, over DJ Morrow (Grays Harbor). In a one-point match in the semifinals, he earned a 2-1 victory over River Robertson (Maine) to advance to the finals.

Van Valen will wrestle Cody Chaney from Emmanuel in the finals. Chaney was ranked #1 while Van Valen is ranked #2. Van Valen finished 4th at the NCWA's last year in the 174 lb. weight class.