Player of the Week: AJ Valles

Simpson University Sports News


AJ Valles is a big asset to the Simpson University men’s wrestling team. He is entering his first season with the Red Hawks after transferring from Fresno City College. Valles shows his hard work and aggressiveness through his play on the mat.

Valles’ academic accomplishments include being on the Dean's List for three semesters. His athletic honors include a second place finish at the Junior College State Championships. He was also a regional champion and finished in fifth place at the NAIA National Tournament. He is a two-time All-American. He won junior college and NAIA All-American honors.

This past week Valles competed against and defeated Stanford University’s Tommy Pawelski 2-1 in the Stanford University dual on Friday, Jan. 24.


Written by Nichole Jones

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