2011-12 Men's Wrestling News

May 30, 2012
Derek Harrison Named Southeast Developmental Coach of the Year
For his dedication and success beyond the walls of King, Wrestling Assistant Coach Derek Harrison was honored by the Tennessee Wrestling Federation.

April 10, 2012
Men’s Wrestling to Host Summer Camp
The Tornado men's wrestling team will host a four-day camp on the King College campus from June 17-21. Registration is currently open!

March 11, 2012
Morgan, Claxton Finish All-American Runs at NCAA Nationals
Frank Morgan and Tywan Claxton become first NCAA DII All-Americans in King Wrestling history after fifth and seventh place finishes, respectively.

March 10, 2012
Four Ready to Rumble at NCAA National Championships
Frank Morgan, Tywan Claxton, Brandon Tressler, and Dondricus Anderson will be taking the mats Friday in the DII National Tournament.

March 9, 2012
Morgan, Claxton Drive Day One Successes at Nationals
Frank Morgan and Tywan Claxton finished the opening round with a pair of wins to solidify themselves for All-American status and a possible medal.

February 26, 2012
Tornado Place Fifth, Four to Represent King at Nationals
Tywan Claxton earned a regional championship while Frank Morgan finished second, highlighting the final day of the Super Region II Tournament.

February 25, 2012
Day One of Super Region Two Tournament Complete
Five King wrestlers are slated for semifinal matches and eight are still alive to compete for a spot at Nationals after the first day of the regional tournament.

February 24, 2012
Tornado Storm into Regionals Today
No. 18 King will begin action at the Super Region Two Championships today in Edmond, Okla. Follow the action and the Tornado!

February 11, 2012
No. 16 Tornado Triumph in Tri-Meet
Three King wrestlers went a perfect 2-0 in Saturday's tri-meet against the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots and Lake Erie College Storm.

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

February 9, 2012
King Remains No. 16 in Latest NCAA Rankings
The NCAA Division II Men's Wrestling Coaches' Poll for February has placed King 16th in the country and ranked two Tornado wrestlers.

February 8, 2012
Tornado Tear Through Crusaders in Shutout Win
King Men's Wrestling recorded three pins en route to a 47-0 shutout of the Belmont Abbey Crusaders.

February 3, 2012
Backend of Lineup Comes Alive in Win Over No. 12 Limestone
Jeremy Miller and Dyvon Passmore each scored pins, leading the Tornado to a 27-13 victory over No. 12 Limestone on Friday night.

January 30, 2012
West Virginia Tech - King Dual Canceled
Tuesday night's dual meet between West Virginia Tech and No. 16 King College has been canceled. Their next meet will be Feb. 3 versus No. 12 Limestone

January 23, 2012
Tornado Dual with No. 2 Newberry Canceled
King Men's Wrestling reports that this Wednesday's home dual meet with No. 2 Newberry College has been cancelled.

January 18, 2012
King Tornado-Tosses Knights in Regional Dual Match
Men's Wrestling rolled through Laurinburg, N.C., defeating St. Andrew's, 40-3, on Wednesday evening. The Tornado took nine straight bouts in the win.

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

January 15, 2012
Tornado Place Third at Wendy’s Mid-Atlantic Duals
After willing themselves to the third place match against UIndy, King rallied from 13-0 to defeat the Greyhounds and earn third place at the Mid-Atlantic Duals.

January 11, 2012
Grapplers Move to 11th in National Rankings
King Men's Wrestling has been tabbed 11th in the latest national rankings released today by the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.

January 9, 2012
Tornado Cancel Meet at Central Missouri
King Men's Wrestling will not be participating in a meet with Central Missouri scheduled for Jan. 22 to rest for upcoming competition.

January 7, 2012
Tough Competition Meets Tornado at Day One of National Duals
King began the day strong with a win but fell to top-ranked Newberry and again in a close bout with Limestone at the NCWA National Duals.

January 6, 2012
King Wrestling Headed to Windy City for National Duals
The Moorman brothers are taking their respective teams to the NCWA/Cliff Kenn National Duals, held in Springfield, Ill. this weekend for competition.

December 19, 2011
Midwest Classic Wraps Up with Four King Medalists
The No. 15 King Tornado put four medalists on the podium at the 33rd Annual Midwest Classic, held in Indianapolis, Ind. that concluded today.

December 8, 2011
Tornado Ranked in National Top-20 for First Time in Program History
Men's Wrestling has been ranked 15th in the country (NCAA DII) after the most recent Wrestling Coaches' Association poll was released.

December 4, 2011
Four Tornado Place at Maryville Open
Patrick Spano (165#), Cullen King (133#), Dakota Moore (184#) and Jon Forbes (174#) all placed at the inaugural Maryville Kaufman-Brand Open held Sunday.

November 19, 2011
Five Grapplers Place at Harris Open
Matt Bodardus and Patrick Spano were two of five that medaled at Saturday's Harris Open in Ashland, Ohio among a tough field.

November 13, 2011
Men’s Wrestling Excels in King Open
King Men's Wrestling crowned one champion and saw a series of medalists compete in its own tournament, the King Open, on Sunday.

November 6, 2011
Tornado Grapplers Wrap Up Hokie Open
King Men's Wrestling opened their season at the Hokie Open on Sunday, posting multiple noteworthy individual performances against a strong pool of opponents

November 3, 2011
Tornado Wrestling Set To Open 2011-12 Slate This Weekend
The Hokie Open this Saturday (Nov. 5) marks the opening date for the King Men's Wrestling season in a year they look to make waves nationally.

October 28, 2011
Men's Wrestling Intersquad Cancelled
This Sunday's Men's Wrestling intersquad match has been cancelled. There are no plans to reschedule the event.

October 27, 2011
King Men’s Wrestling Recognized in Regional and National Rankings
Frank Morgan and Brandon Tressler have been nationally ranked and are among eight King wrestlers ranked regionally in this year's preseason poll