Red Hawks Defeat Embry-Riddle on Senior Day

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s men’s wrestling team finished their final home match of the season with a 24-17 victory over No. 9 Embry-Riddle University of Arizona on Jan. 24.

The Saturday afternoon match started with flowers for moms and a special recognition of the two Red Hawk senior wrestlers who would be competing in their last home match at Simpson University: nationally ranked A.J. Valles from Selma, Calif., and Ty Young from Oxnard, Calif.

The wrestling action began with the 133 pound match. Freshman Fabian Aguilera got things off to a great start with an 18-3 technical fall over Chandler Strand of Embry-Riddle. That match was followed by senior team captain Valles at 141 pounds. Valles, who had his parents, four grandparents, and a brother in the stands watching, dominated nationally ranked (9th) Andrew Burr 13-0.

The next win for Simpson came at 157 pounds. Junior Richie Ortiz walked off the mat with a solid 12-6 win over Anton King. At 174 pounds, sophomore Matt Tsarnas battled to a 5-0 decision over Kolby Mays. After a forfeit win by Henry Campos at 197, red-shirt freshman Augie Alcantar defeated David Rupp 8-5.

Complete match results follow:


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