BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team had a successful season, and three individuals were recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when they announced their postseason awards. All-Americans Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian earned first team All-ECAC honors while Reed Jacks earned second team All-ECAC recognition.
Kirk posted the highest finish by a Tornado wrestler in history when he finished third at 133 pounds at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Kirk went 8-3 against ranked opponents on the season, including 5-1 at the national championships en route to a third place finish. On the season, Kirk went 23-9, including 3-1 in ECAC matches. The Lake Elsinore, Calif., native also went 5-1 on pins and 3-0 on major decisions to earn All-ECAC recognition for the first time.
Killian earns All-ECAC first team honors for the second straight year as he qualified to the NCAA Championships in both years. This season, Killian earned All-American honors, finishing fifth at 141 pounds at the championships. On the season the Middletown, Pa., native went 8-4 on the season, including 3-0 on major decisions and 2-0 on technical falls.
Jacks was selected All-ECAC for the first time, earning second team honors. The Alabaster, Ala., native went 14-9 on the season, including a 3-0 record against ECAC competition. Jacks also went 4-1 on technical falls and 9-1 in dual meets.