Alfonso Valles

Class: Junior
Weight: 133 pounds
Major: Bible and Theology
Hometown: Selma, CA
Previous School: Fresno City College

College: Valles is entering his first season wrestling for the Red Hawks. He is a transfer from Fresno City College, where he was 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 that the NAIA National Tournament. He is a two-time All-American. He won junior college and NAIA All-American honors.

High School: Valles competed in two years of varsity wrestling at Sanger High School. He finished in second and seventh place at the California High School State Championships.

Personal: Alfonso is the son of Alfonso and Christina Valles. His hobbies include health and fitness, football, basketball, the 49ers, and youth ministry. His career goal is to go into youth ministry and serve in the medical field.

Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson for the simple fact that I need and desire a deeper more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. All my life I have attended public schools where God and church are far from people's mind. Knowing that I am not the only one with a desire to pursue God attracted me to Simpson University and I know God is going to impact my life. This is where I need to be."