Kirk ranked fifth nationally, Tornado have four ranked regionally

Kirk ranked fifth nationally, Tornado have four ranked regionally

BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest D2Wrestle.com rankings, the King University men's wrestling team continues to receive votes in the national poll, while Dustin Kirk continues to be ranked in the top five in the national rankings at 133 pounds. In the Super Region Two rankings, King is ranked 10th and has four individuals ranked, including Kirk who is ranked second.

NATIONAL RANKINGS

For the third straight poll, the Tornado are receiving votes in the national D2Wrestle.com poll and have one individual ranked.

After his showing at the Virginia Duals, Kirk is currently ranked fifth. Kirk went 3-1 at the Virginia Duals with a 17-2 technical fall victory over Ashton Robinson from Liberty University and pinned Alex Velez from Camden Community College. Kirk is 13-7 on the season with five wins by pin and two major decisions.

SUPER REGION TWO RANKINGS

In the latest edition of the D2Wrestle.com regional rankings, the Tornado are ranked 10th in Super Region Two. King also has four individuals ranked at their respective weight classes in the region.

Kirk is ranked second at 133 pounds, and leads the way for King following a 3-1 finish at the Virginia Duals. A 17-2 technical fall victory over Ashton Robinson from Division 1 Liberty University and a pin over Alex Velez from Camden Community College has Kirk in a great ranking. Kirk is 13-7 on the season with five wins by pin and two major decisions.

Bryce Killian held his fourth place ranking at 141 pounds. He went 2-1 at the Virginia Duals. At 174 pounds, Joey Mammolenti is ranked sixth after defeating Dylan Gouine from Emmanuel by a 4-0 decision. Mammolenti is 16-9 on the season, including a 4-1 mark on technical falls.

Cody Davis is ranked eighth at 285 pounds and defeated Kenny Mason from Emmanuel College by a 1:16 second pin in his latest victory.

King returns to the mat on Saturday. The Tornado host Coker College in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) bout in the Student Center Complex at 1:00 p.m.