King cruises past Coker in ECAC dualBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to the Student Center Complex in a big way on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado showed their dominance early and throughout their 44-6 victory over Coker College.
Kirk ranked fifth nationally, Tornado have four ranked regionallyBRISTOL, 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.
King takes 4th at Virginia DualsHAMPTON, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team came home with a hard fought fourth place finish at the Virginia Duals. The Tornado fell to runner-up Ferrum College 30-11 to start the day before rebounding with a 30-18 victory over Liberty College. It looked like the Tornado would take third place, but Camden CC came back to take a 22-20 victory.
King tops UCF, moves to semifinals of Virginia DualsHAMPTON, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the Virginia Duals with an emphatic victory of the University of Central Florida. The Tornado topped Central Florida 35-13 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
Tornado fall to Emmanuel in first home dualBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action with their first home dual when they hosted Emmanuel College on Thursday evening. The Tornado got off to a good start, but the Lions came back to take the lead and later the match 26-17.
Tornado receive votes, Kirk moves up in regional and national pollsBRISTOL, 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 moved up the national rankings at 133 pounds. In the Super Region Two rankings, King is ranked 10th and has six individuals ranked, including Kirk who is ranked second.
Kirk's runner-up finish leads King at Midwest ClassicINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The duo of Dustin Kirk and Joey Mammonlenti advanced to the second day of the highly competitive 38th Annual Midwest Classic. Kirk reached the finals and finished second while Mammolenti took eight. The Tornado finished 24th of 38 teams at the event that featured 15 teams ranked in the top 25.
Kirk, Mammolenti advance to day 2 of Midwest ClassicINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Facing some of the toughest competition in the nation, the King University men’s wrestling team had two grapplers advance to Sunday of the 38th Annual Midwest Classic. The tournament features 15 of the top 25 ranked teams in the nation and Dustin Kirk advanced to Sunday’s semifinals while Joey Mammolenti is still alive in the consolation bracket.
Kirk ranked, Tornado receiving votes in national pollBRISTOL, Tenn. – D2Wrestle.com released their first rankings of the season and Dustin Kirk jumped into the rankings for the first time in his career. The Tornado were also receiving votes in the national poll for the first time in four years.
Tornado have nine ranked in D2Wrestle.com regional rankingsBRISTOL, 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 awardsBRISTOL, 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 victoryBELMONT, 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 OpenBRISTOL, 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.
Five Tornado ranked in D2Wrestle.com Region RankingsBRISTOL, 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-ECACBRISTOL, 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 ChampionshipsSIOUX 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 ChampionshipsBRISTOL, 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 ChampionshipsINDIANAPOLIS, 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 RegionalINDIANAPOLIS, 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 NewberryNEWBERRY, 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 finaleBRISTOL, 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 KingBRISTOL, 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 TornadoBELMONT, 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 MonthBRISTOL, 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 DualsHARTSVILLE, 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 dualHARTSVILLE, 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 rankingsBRISTOL, 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 rescheduledBRISTOL, 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 postponedBRISTOL, 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 LimestoneBRISTOL, 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' PollBRISTOL, 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 DualsHARTSVILLE, 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 EmmanuelBRISTOL, 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 PollBRISTOL, 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 ClassicINDIANAPOLIS, 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 OpenBRISTOL, 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.