Killian ranked 8th in D2Wrestle.com national preseason poll

Killian ranked 8th in D2Wrestle.com national preseason poll

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's wrestling Bryce Killian will open the 2016-17 season where he left off last year, ranked in the D2Wrestle.com rankings. Killian starts the new season ranked eighth in the country at 141 pounds.

In final rankings of 2015-16 Killian was ranked eighth, leading into the NCAA Division II Men's Wrestling Championships, and that's where he starts his junior campaign. Killian became the first Tornado wrestler to qualify for the NCAA Division II Men's Wrestling Championships since 2012 as he finished third at the Super Region II Championships.

The Middletown, Pa., native was ranked as high as third nationally a season ago and finished the season with a 30-7 record, earning first team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following the season.

Killian and the Tornado open the new season on Sunday at the Hokie Open in Blacksburg, Va.