Alfred State's Peterson Wins 141 Title at Wildcat Open
January 22, 2022


Sean Peterson (Islip) claimed the 141 title at the Wildcat Open hosted by Johnson and Wales on Saturday in Providence, RI.

Peterson went 4-0 on the day including a 3-2 win in the finals to be crowned champion. He received a bye in round one and won by tech fall over Joshua Roberts (Johnson & Wales) (TF 15-0) in round two. In the quarterfinal he won in sudden victory over Anthony Martin (Coast Guard) (SV-1 8-6). In the semifinal he won by medical forfeit over Hayden Brown (Johnson & Wales) and then won by decision in the finals over Elijah Cyr (Castleton).

Four other Pioneers placed including Blake Ilges (Canisteo Greenwood) claimed runner-up at 197, Dawsen Yates (Bolivar) earned third place at 133, Tyler Pelech (Ridge/Longwood) finished fifth at 197 and Mike Galton (Warsaw) was sixth at 174.

Ilges won by fall over Ryan Mccartney (Bridgewater State) (Fall 3:09) in round one, won by decision over Maxx DeCapua (Johnson & Wales (RI)) (Dec 9-2) in round two, won by decision over Maximo Ruiz (Stevens Tech) (Dec 11-7) in the semifinals but lost to Noah Tandy (Roger Williams) by a 5-3 decision in the first-place match.

Yates received a bye in round one, won by decision over Owen Woolcott (M2 Training Center) (Dec 10-5) in round two, won by fall over Christian Rivas (Johnson & Wales (RI)) (Fall 5:43) in the quarterfinal, lost in the semifinal to Gabriel Leo-Esparolini (Johnson & Wales (RI)) by a 12-11 decision, won the consolation semifinal over Christopher Gomez (Johnson & Wales (RI)) (Fall 4:57) and won the third place match by decision over Owen Woolcott (M2 Training Center) (Dec 2-1).

Pelech won by fall over Justin Vega (Roger Williams) (Fall 4:08) in round one, lost in the quarterfinal to Noah Tandy (Roger Williams) by an 8-4 decision, won the round two consolation by fall over Ryan Mccartney (Bridgewater State) (Fall 2:43), won the round three consolation by fall over Kevin McEachin (Coast Guard) (Fall 4:06), lost in the consolation semifinal to Maximo Ruiz (Stevens Tech) by an 8-4 decision but came back to win the fifth place match by fall over Derek Liddle (Shenandoah University) (Fall 0:22).

Galton won round one won by major decision over Dylan Weaver (Shenandoah University) (Maj 17-7), won round two by fall over Jaden Grigsby (Rhode Island College) (Fall 1:58), lost in the quarterfinals to Frank Medina (Stevens Tech) by a 7-5 decision, came back to win round four consolation by decision over Blaise Wagner (Stevens Tech) (Dec 14-7, won round five consolation by decision over Syrus Colon (Castleton) (Dec 6-4), lost the consolation semifinal by a 5-1 decision to Joel Martsinovsky (Stevens Tech) and the fifth-place match was ruled no contest with Michael Ross (Johnson & Wales (RI)).

The Pioneers are back home Friday, Jan. 28 for an AMCC matchup with Penn State Behrend at 7 p.m.