Men's Wrestling News Archives

  • Tornado have nine ranked in D2Wrestle.com regional rankings
    December 02, 2016
    Tornado have nine ranked in D2Wrestle.com regional rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first regular season regional rankings, the King University men’s wrestling team moved up to eighth in the D2Wrestle.com Coaches’ Poll. Along with the team ranking, the Tornado have nine individuals ranked at their respective weight class.
  • King sweeps first ECAC Wrestler of the Month awards
    December 02, 2016
    King sweeps first ECAC Wrestler of the Month awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first month of the men’s wrestling season, two King University grapplers garnered recognition from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Joey Mammolenti garnered ECAC Wrestler of the Week and Ethyn Ewing was selected ECAC Rookie of the Week.
  • King tops Belmont Abbey for first ECAC victory
    November 23, 2016
    King tops Belmont Abbey for first ECAC victory BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team went into Thanksgiving break on a high note, winning their first dual of the season. The Tornado grabbed the lead early against Belmont Abbey College in the opening Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual of the season and didn’t look back, taking the contest 30-10.
  • Tornado take six titles at King Open
    November 20, 2016
    Tornado take six titles at King Open BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team turned in a solid performance, having six individuals take home titles at the King Open on Sunday. Eldon Valery, Jr. led the way for the Tornado, going 4-0 at 197 pounds.
  • King has six top eight finishes at the Kaufman/Brand Open
    November 12, 2016
    King has six top eight finishes at the Kaufman/Brand Open ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University men's wrestling team had six wrestlers place at the Kaufman/Brand Open on Saturday. Joey Mammolenti led the way for the Tornado, taking second at 174 pounds.
  • Top eight finishes highlight King's season opening Southeast Open
    November 06, 2016
    Top eight finishes highlight King's season opening Southeast Open ROANOKE, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their season at the highly competitive Southeast Open hosted at the Civic Center. The day was highlighted by top eight finishes from Ethyn Ewing, Darius Rutland, Elijah Seay and Joey Mammolenti.
  • Killian ranked 8th in D2Wrestle.com national preseason poll
    October 31, 2016
    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.
  • Five Tornado ranked in D2Wrestle.com Region Rankings
    October 27, 2016
    Five Tornado ranked in D2Wrestle.com Region Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s wrestling season is right around the corner, and four King University men’s wrestlers are ranked in the first D2Wrestle.com Super Region II rankings. This quartet is led by Bryce Killian and Reed Jacks while Eldon Valery, Jr. and Joey Mammolenti join them in the rankings.
  • Lutterloh, Killian selected All-ECAC
    April 26, 2016
    Lutterloh, Killian selected All-ECAC BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in the history of the King University men’s wrestling program, they were members of a conference this season, and following the season, two Tornado were selected All-Eastern College Athlete Conference (ECAC). Bryce Killian earned first team All-ECAC honors at 141 pounds and Andrew Lutterloh garnered second team recognition at heavyweight.
  • Killian falls in first two matches at NCAA Championships
    March 11, 2016
    Killian falls in first two matches at NCAA Championships SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the first time in four years, the King University men’s wrestling program had a wrestler qualify for the NCAA Wrestling National Championships. Bryce Killian started his tournament on Friday where he dropped a pair of close decisions, ending his tournament.
  • Killian prepared for NCAA Wrestling Championships
    March 09, 2016
    Killian prepared for NCAA Wrestling Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time since King University became NCAA Division II members, the Tornado men’s wrestling team has a qualifier for the NCAA Division Wrestling Championships. Bryce Killian earned his way to Sioux Falls, S.D., by taking third in the Midwest Regional two weeks ago and will take the mat this weekend.
  • Killian advances to NCAA DII National Championships
    February 27, 2016
    Killian advances to NCAA DII National Championships INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Bryce Killian’s brilliant season will continue for a two more weeks as he led the King University men’s wrestling team at the NCAA Division II Men’s Wrestling Midwest Regional. Killian finished third, punching his ticket to the NCAA Division II Men’s Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. Along with Killian, Andrew Luttlerloh ended up on the podium with a fifth place finish.
  • Killian, Lutterloh lead King on opening day of NCAA Regional
    February 26, 2016
    Killian, Lutterloh lead King on opening day of NCAA Regional INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On the first day of the NCAA Division II Midwest Super Regional, the King University men’s wrestling team was led by Bryce Killian and Andrew Lutterloh. The duo each reached Saturday’s semifinals of their respective weight class.
  • King falls in dual finale at #14 Newberry
    February 17, 2016
    King falls in dual finale at #14 Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. – In their final dual of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team took on perennial power and 14th-ranked Newberry College. The Wolves took control of the match early and took a 46-3 victory over the Tornado.
  • King edged by Anderson in home finale
    February 13, 2016
    King edged by Anderson in home finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team took the mat Saturday evening for senior night in the Student Center Complex against Anderson University. The Tornado were edged by the Trojans 26-24 after they clinched the match at 174.
  • Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at King
    February 11, 2016
    Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
  • Belmont Abbey too much for Tornado
    February 04, 2016
    Belmont Abbey too much for Tornado BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action on Thursday evening as they traveled to take on Belmont Abbey College and the Crusaders took control of the dual early in the match. The Tornado earned a pair of wins late, but the Crusaders took the dual 29-12.
  • Killian selected ECAC Wrestler of the Month
    February 04, 2016
    Killian selected ECAC Wrestler of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bryce Killian is in the middle of what might be his best season in the scarlet and navy, and the King University men’s wrestler can add a first to his list of accomplishments this year. The junior was selected Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men’s Wrestler of the Month, becoming the first Tornado grappler to earn that distinction.
  • King topped by Ashland and Tiffin at Super Region Duals
    January 30, 2016
    King topped by Ashland and Tiffin at Super Region Duals HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team went 0-2 for the day competing against Ashland University and #13 Tiffin University at the Super Region Duals. Bryce Killian led the Tornado, going 2-0 for the day with wins by major decision and decision.
  • Tornado fall to Coker in ECAC dual
    January 29, 2016
    Tornado fall to Coker in ECAC dual HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King's University men's wrestling team took on Coker College in an ECAC match. The Tornado fell to the Cobras 37-6 landing victories from No. 3 Bryce Killian and Andrew Lutterloh.
  • Killian moves up to third in national rankings
    January 29, 2016
    Killian moves up to third in national rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s wrestler Bryce Killian stayed in the Division II Wrestling Coaches’ Association poll in the latest rankings, moving up one spot. The junior moved up to third in the latest poll, moving up from fourth in each of the last two polls.
  • King men's wrestling dual at Belmont Abbey rescheduled
    January 27, 2016
    King men's wrestling dual at Belmont Abbey rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling dual that was postponed due to snow last weekend at Belmont Abbey College has been rescheduled. The Tornado will travel to Belmont, N.C. on February 4 to take on the Crusaders at 6:30 p.m.
  • King basketball, wrestling contests postponed
    January 22, 2016
    King basketball, wrestling contests postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. With snow and ice moving through the southeast, King University has postponed three athletic events scheduled for Saturday. The King men’s and women’s basketball teams were scheduled to face Belmont Abbey College on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, but the doubleheader has been postponed. The Tornado men’s wrestling team was slated to travel to Belmont Abbey on Saturday, and that dual has been postponed as well. No makeup dates have been announced at this time.
  • Tornado drop dual to Limestone
    January 16, 2016
    Tornado drop dual to Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King’s University men’s wrestling team squared off against Limestone College in an ECAC match. King had an advantage early but the Saints took five straight victories en route to a 26-13 victory.
  • Killian still ranked 4th in Wrestling Coaches' Poll
    January 15, 2016
    Killian still ranked 4th in Wrestling Coaches' Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third Division II Coaches’ Poll of the season, King University men’s wrestler Bryce Killian is still ranked among the nation’s best at 141 pounds. The junior went 4-0 a week ago and is still ranked fourth in the national poll while holding the top spot in the Super Region II poll.
  • King posts solid day at Coker Duals
    January 08, 2016
    King posts solid day at Coker Duals HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling returned to the mat on Friday at the Coker Duals where they went 2-1. The Tornado started the day with a 39-13 win over Brewton-Parker College and followed it with a 43-3 win over Spartanburg Methodist. In the final match of the day, King fell to UNC Pembroke 24-17.
  • Tornado drop dual to Emmanuel
    January 04, 2016
    Tornado drop dual to Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their dual schedule on Monday night in the Student Center Complex when they face Emmanuel College in the first Easter Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual for each school. The match went back-and-forth in the early going, but the Lions eventually pulled away to take a 29-17 victory.
  • Killian cracks DII Wrestling Coaches' Association Poll
    January 04, 2016
    Killian cracks DII Wrestling Coaches' Association Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s wrestler Bryce Killian has started his season on a roll, and he is ranked in the latest Division II Wrestling Coaches’ Association Poll. Killian closed 2015 with a bang, taking third at the Midwest Classic where he went 5-1 and propelled himself to a ranking of fourth in the country.
  • Killian takes 3rd to lead King at Midwest Classic
    December 20, 2015
    Killian takes 3rd to lead King at Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The King University men’s wrestling team closed the first semester of competition at the Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis. Bryce Killian led the way for the Tornado, taking a third place finish at 141 pounds while Reed Jacks finished eighth at 125 pounds.
  • Eight Tornado place, four take titles at King Open
    November 22, 2015
    Eight Tornado place, four take titles at King Open BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first home event of the year, the King University men’s wrestling team had a great showing at the King University Open. The Tornado had eight wrestlers place, including four first place winners, a group that was headlined by Andrew Lutterloh winning his second straight tournament.
  • Lutterloh named D2Wrestle.com Region Wrestler of the Week
    November 17, 2015
    Lutterloh named D2Wrestle.com Region Wrestler of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season the King University men’s wrestling team has had a wrestler named D2Wrestle.com Super Region Two Wrestler of the Week. Andrew Lutterloh went 4-0 last week, taking first place at the Kaufman Brand Open to earn the distinction.
  • Lutterloh leads King at Kauffman Brand Open
    November 14, 2015
    Lutterloh leads King at Kauffman Brand Open ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University men’s wrestling team had another solid showing on Saturday at the Kaufman Brand Open hosted by Maryville University. The Tornado had four individuals place and were led by Andrew Lutterloh who finished first at the 285 weight class.
  • Eichlin, Ili lead King at Hokie Open
    November 08, 2015
    Eichlin, Ili lead King at Hokie Open BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to the Hokie Open where they were one of four non-NCAA Division I teams. The Tornado were led by Kody Eichlin and Tyler Ili who both placed in their respective weight classes.
  • Eichlin, Killian lead King at season-opening Oklahoma City Open
    November 01, 2015
    Eichlin, Killian lead King at season-opening Oklahoma City Open OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the season with a solid showing at the Oklahoma City University Open. In the Freshman/Sophomore classification, Kody Eichlin and Bryce Killian led the way, both finishing third at their respective weight classes.
  • Tornado men's wrestling joins ECAC in 2015-16
    September 18, 2015
    Tornado men's wrestling joins ECAC in 2015-16 DANBURY, Conn. – Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) President and CEO Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today the formation of the ECAC Division II Wrestling League to begin competition for this upcoming 2015-16 season.
  • Reed leads King at NCAA Super Region II Championships
    February 28, 2015
    Reed leads King at NCAA Super Region II Championships PEMBROKE, N.C. - The King University men’s wrestling team completed the NCAA Super Region II Championships advancing none to the NCAA Division II Championships. Highlighting the day for the Tornado was Landon Reed earning a sixth place finish, one place short of an NCAA tournament opportunity.
  • King sends five to day two at NCAA Super Region II Championships
    February 27, 2015
    King sends five to day two at NCAA Super Region II Championships PEMBROKE, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the NCAA Super Region II Championships with a solid day. Five Tornado advanced to Saturday’s second round, and King sits in 11th place in the 14 team regional after the first day.
  • Tornado close regular season at Maryville Lombardi Duals
    February 15, 2015
    Tornado close regular season at Maryville Lombardi Duals ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In their final tune up before the NCAA Super Region II Championships, the King University men’s wrestling team faced a tough schedule at the Maryville University Lombardi Duals. The Tornado faced a pair of top 10 teams, falling to #4 Ouachita Baptist University 39-9 and #8 McKendree University 33-16 before dropping a 37-6 decision to the University of Indianapolis.
  • Tornado come back to defeat Limestone 22-21
    February 12, 2015
    Tornado come back to defeat Limestone 22-21 GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team feel behind Limestone College early, but the Tornado did give up as they overcame a 15 point deficit to come back and take the road victory. King won the final four bouts of the dual, including a win by fall from Garrett Fosdyck at 285 pounds to give the Tornado the 22-21 win over the Saints.
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