Men's Wrestling News Archives
February 4, 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.
February 4, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 8, 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.
January 4, 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.
January 4, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 8, 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.
November 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 7, 2015
Tornado roll late, top Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University turned in a stellar performance Saturday afternoon when they faced Belmont Abbey College in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado trailed 15-12, but came back with a vengeance, getting a major decision from Trevor Wentt and back-to-back falls from Jesse Masters and Eldon Valery, Jr. to clinch the 34-15 victory.
February 4, 2015
King falls to #16 Newberry
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling tried to bounce back from their weekend on Wednesday night when they hosted #16 Newberry College. The Tornado had the Wolves on the ropes early, but Newberry came back to take the 30-18 victory.
January 31, 2015
Masters leads King at Super Region II Duals
TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team squared off with some of the region’s best teams on Saturday at the Super Region II Duals hosted by Tiffin University. The Tornado dropped all four matches to Tiffin, University of Findlay, University of Indianapolis and Seton Hill University.
January 22, 2015
Trojans come back to top King
ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action when they traveled to take on Anderson University in dual on Thursday night. The Tornado held a lead, but the Trojans came storming back to take the dual 28-21.
January 9, 2015
King goes 1-2 at Coker Duals
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action after a long layoff when they faced three tough matches at the Coker College Duals. The Tornado earned a 28-27 comeback victory over Brewton-Parker College, but fell to #9 Shorter University 48-6 and Coker 42-3.
January 4, 2015
Dual against Alderson Broaddus postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team was scheduled to begin their dual season on Wednesday against Alderson Broaddus University. However, the Tornado will have to wait three more days to start that portion of their schedule as the home dual has been postponed. No make-up date has been set yet.
December 15, 2014
Moorman hires Mercado to fill out staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of JaVonte Ashford, head men’s and women’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman has hired Travis Mercado to fill the opening. Mercado comes to King after serving as a graduate assistant for the women’s wrestling team at the University of the Cumberlands.
December 14, 2014
Fosdyck, Boatman lead King to 16th at Midwest Open
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Following a couple weeks off, the King University men’s wrestling team competed at the Midwest Open over the weekend. The Tornado finished 16th in the 26-team open, and were led by Garrett Fosdyck who finished fourth and Jon Boatman who took eighth.
November 23, 2014
Lutterloh wins King Open, 12 Tornado place
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Competing in the third fourth open tournament in as many weeks, and their final open before having a couple weeks off, the King University men’s wrestling team turned in a stellar performance at their own King University Open. The Tornado had 12 wrestlers place, and were led by Andrew Lutterloh who won his weight class and Frank Yattoni IV who took second.
November 16, 2014
Fosdyck finishes fifth to lead King at Central Missouri Open
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The King University men’s wrestling team had a tough showing on Sunday at the Central Missouri Open, but Garrett Fosdyck highlighted the day for the Tornado. The senior reached the quarterfinals of the championship bracket before battling through the consolation bracket to take a fifth place finish.
November 9, 2014
Masters, Valery (unattached) finish third at Hokie Open
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Wrestling at their second event of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team was led by Jesse Masters and unattached wrestler Eldon Valery at the Hokie Open. In the freshman/sophomore section of the open, both Masters and Valery took home third place finishes.
November 1, 2014
Fosdyck's runner-up finish leads King at Citadel Open
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior men’s wrestler Garrett Fosdyck led the King University men’s wrestling team at their season-opening event, the Citadel Open on Saturday. Fosdyck finished runner-up at 285 pounds, pacing the Tornado at the event.
October 30, 2014
Tornado anxious to open 2014-15 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With time comes change, and for the first time in nearly a decade, the King University men’s wrestling team will have a new head coach. The Tornado will look to improve on a solid dual record from a season ago, under first-year head coach Jason Moorman.
October 29, 2014
Morgan hired to round out men's wrestling staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, head men’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of former King University men’s wrestling Frank Morgan as an assistant coach for the men’s wrestling program. Along with his assistant wrestling coach duties, Morgan will oversee the King weight room.
August 25, 2014
Moorman hires wrestling assistant coaches
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A week after being named head men’s and women’s wrestling head coach, Jason Moorman has hired a pair of coaches to round out his staff. Moorman has named JaVonte Ashford the associate head coach and Derek Harrison as an assistant coach.
August 15, 2014
Hicks names Moorman head men's wrestling coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced on Friday that Jason Moorman will be the next men’s wrestling head coach. Moorman, who is the King women’s wrestling coach will take on both roles for the upcoming season.
July 28, 2014
Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University head men’s wrestling coach, and assistant athletic director Nate Moorman was named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men’s wrestling coach. King athletic director David Hicks has named Jason Moorman the interim head men’s wrestling coach while King searches for the next men’s wrestling head coach.
July 28, 2014
Moorman takes athletic director position at Emmanuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the past eight years, Nate Moorman has laid a solid foundation for the King University men’s wrestling program. Moorman announced last week that he has accepted the position of director of athletics at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.
March 1, 2014
Killian, Spencer take sixth at NCAA Regional
TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team had two wrestlers with the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships in two weeks as they competed in the second day of the NCAA Super Region II tournament. Both D’Marcus Spencer and Bryce Killian came up one place short of qualifying as the Tornado finished 12th in the region.
February 28, 2014
Killian, Spencer advance to day two of NCAA Regional
TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team opened competition at the NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament today, and are in 13th place after the first of two days. D’Marcus Spencer and Bryce Killian led the Tornado as they both advanced to the second day of competition tomorrow.
February 16, 2014
Tornado go winless at Maryville University Duals
ST. LOUIS – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to the Maryville University Duals on Sunday where the Tornado came away with three losses after facing a lineup of the top teams in the country.
February 13, 2014
Jones, Spencer among nation's leaders in falls
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest NCAA Most Dominant Wrestlers standings, King University’s JA Jones and D’Marcus Spencer are near the top of Division II’s leaders in falls. Jones actually leads all of Division II and Spencer ranks fifth.
February 9, 2014
Tornado sweep King duals
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home duals of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team won both bouts in impressive fashion. The Tornado opened the day with a 43-4 victory over Ohio Valley University before Garrett Fosdyck took a win in double overtime at 285 to give King a narrow 24-21 win over Coker College.
February 6, 2014
Tornado cruise to victory at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team continued their dual schedule on Thursday night at Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado fell behind early, but rolled off four straight wins to take control of the bout en route to the 28-12 victory.
February 1, 2014
Pins lead King to victory at Alderson-Broaddus
PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team bounced back from their tough loss at #2 Newberry on Thursday with a dominant performance at Alderson-Broaddus University on Saturday. The Tornado had three pins in their 35-9 victory over the Battlers.
January 30, 2014
Tornado fall at #2 Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to take on second-ranked Newberry College on Thursday night. After falling behind early, the Tornado came storming back, but it was enough as the Wolves took the dual 30-9.
January 25, 2014
Tornado go undefeated at Super Region II Duals
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to Newberry College for the Super Region II Duals on Saturday and the Tornado are coming home with an undefeated record. The Tornado opened the day with a 24-21 win over University of Findlay and followed with a 24-17 victory over Shppensburg University. King capped the day by defeating Tiffin University 31-15 for their third win of the day.
January 23, 2014
Fosdyck named one of Division II's "Most Dominant"
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, USA Wrestling released their weekly award standings, and the King University men’s wrestlers were named. Garrett Fosdyck was named one of the Most Dominant wrestlers in NCAA Division II while JA Jones and D’Marcus Spencer are among Division II’s Fall Leaders.
January 18, 2014
Tornado fall to Anderson on tiebreaker
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their second home dual of the week, the King University men’s wrestling team squared off against Anderson University in the Student Center Complex on Saturday. The dual ended in a 27-27 tie, and Anderson won the tiebreaker to take the dual 28-27.
January 15, 2014
Tornado drop narrow decision to Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team hosted their first dual of the season as they took on Limestone College on Wednesday night. The Tornado fell behind early, but made a late comeback to pull within four with two bouts left. King got another pin in the final bout, but fell 22-21 to the Saints.
January 11, 2014
King splits two matches at Coker Duals
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their dual meet season on Saturday at the Coker College Duals. The Tornado took a 27-14 win over Brewton-Parker College before falling to the host Cobras 23-15.
December 15, 2013
Spencer, Jones lead King to 14th place finish at Midwest Classic
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to compete in the 35th Midwest Classic and turned in a 14th place finish among 29 teams in the prestigious event. D’Marcus Spencer and JA Jones both made to the second day of competition and took fifth and six, in their respective weight classes.
November 24, 2013
Three King wrestlers place top-3 at King Open
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team hosted their annual King Open on Saturday, and turned in a solid performance before the Thanksgiving break. JA Jones headlined a trio of wrestlers that finished in the top-3 of their weight class with a second place finish at the 165 pound weight class.
November 17, 2013
Three King wrestlers reach semis at Central Missouri
WARRNESBURG, Mo. – On Sunday, the King University men’s wrestling team competed at the University of Central Missouri Open. Garrett Fosdyck, Cody Davis and D’Marcus Spencer all reached the semifinals of their weight classes as Fosdyck earned the best finish of fourth at the event.
November 10, 2013
King registers five top-3 finishes at Mercyhurst
ERIE, Pa. – The King University men’s wrestling team turned in their second straight solid performance in their second event of the year. Madison Martin, Frank Yattani IV and Eldon Valery all finished in third place of their respective weight classes of the Mercyhurst Laker Open while Garrett Fosdyck and D’Marcus Spencer both came in second.
November 2, 2013
King opens with solid outing at Citadel Open
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their season with a tough test at the Citadel Open. The Tornado turned in a solid day, especially at the 133 pound weight class as D’Marcus Spencer was the champion and Collin Crume came in with a third place finish.
October 30, 2013
Tornado excited to start 2013-14 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team had successful dual meet results last season, but the year ended in disappointment for the Tornado. The 2013-14 version of King’s squad is prepared and ready to improve upon their regional performance last season.
May 15, 2013
Dates announced for Tornado Wrestling Camps
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nate Moorman, King University’s men’s wrestling coach announced the dates for the Tornado Wrestling Camps at King University. The camp will take place from June 16-20 and is open to ages 11 and older.
April 2, 2013
Wentt, Miller selected to DII All-Academic wrestling team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two members of the King University men’s wrestling team were named to the 2012-13 NCAA Division II All-Academic wrestling team. Trevor Wentt earned second team honors with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), and Jeremy Miller was an honorable mention selection with a 3.42 GPA.
February 24, 2013
Davis and Passmore Place at Super Region II Championships
Both Cody Davis and Dyvon Passmore had sixth-place finishes to lead the Tornado at the Super Region II Championships.
February 9, 2013
Tornado Wrestling Splits Dual Meets in Ohio
King defeated Lake Erie, but came up just short against No. 13 Mercyhurst.
January 31, 2013
Trio of Pins Part of 45-3 Domination of Belmont Abbey
King rolled out nine straight victories, including three pins and a tech fall, in their 45-3 regional win over the Belmont Abbey Crusaders.
January 30, 2013
Wolves Take Dual Meet, 29-9
Tornado Wrestling fell to 3-2 in dual meets after dropping a 29-9 decision to the Newberry College Wolves. Three grapplers left with wins for King.
January 22, 2013
Victory in Final Bout Clinches Road Dual
After taking a tie into the final bout of the evening, Garrett Fosdyck earned a decision win to give King a 21-18 victory over regional foe, Limestone College.
January 15, 2013
Tornado Take Down Ohio Valley, 28-15
King Men’s Wrestling improved to 2-1 in dual meet competition with its 28-15 victory over the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots on Tuesday night.
January 11, 2013
Men’s Wrestling Defeats Maryville, Falls to Indianapolis
The Tornado began the day with a decisive 30-14 win over Maryville before dropping a 29-12 decision to Indianapolis on Friday.
December 8, 2012
Tornado Competes at UNI Open
Andrew Lutterloh led King Men’s Wrestling with four wins at the 2012 UNI Open, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa.
December 5, 2012
King/ETSU Dual Canceled
King's first dual meet of the season against ETSU has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
December 1, 2012
Crume Leads Tornado with Fourth Place Finish at Kaufman-Brand Open
Three King Tornado men’s wrestlers placed in Saturday’s Maryville/Kaufman-Brand Open, led by sophomore Collin Crume’s fourth place finish at 133 pounds.
November 30, 2012
King Wrestling Gives Back to Bristol
The King Wrestling Team donated their time and effort to help build the Bristol Ministry Mall.
November 18, 2012
Tornado Place Ten at King Open
Madison Martin, Nic Stella, and Garrett Fosdyck all earned a top-3 finish in their respective weight classes at this weekend’s King Open wrestling tournament.
November 11, 2012
Jeremy Miller Takes Third to Lead King at Wolfpack Open
King competed in an open style tournament, hosted by North Carolina State, on Sunday. Jeremy Miller led the Tornado with a third place finish at 157 pounds.
November 9, 2012
Men’s Wrestling to Compete at Wolfpack Open, Announce Schedule Change
Tornado Men’s Wrestling will head to the Wolfpack Open, hosted by North Carolina State University, this weekend.
November 4, 2012
Tornado Faces Strong Competition at Hokie Open
Brandon Tressler led the Tornado with three wins at Sunday’s Hokie Open. A host of King grapplers finished with a pair of wins at the tournament.
October 22, 2012
Claxton Ranked Sixth in Preseason Individual Rankings
Sophomore Tywan Claxton is among those ranked at the top of his weight class, as released by the NCAA.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-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 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
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.
February 2, 2012
Tornado Teams Announce Schedule Changes
King Athletics would like to announce schedule changes to multiple schedules including baseball, softball and women's wrestling.
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
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
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
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
May 16, 2011
King announces Men's Wrestling honors
King College head men’s wrestling coach Nate Moorman announced the team’s award winners upon the completion of the school year.
May 5, 2011
King Wrestling Camp dates announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced the dates for the 2011 Wrestling Camps hosted by the men’s and women’s wrestling programs.
April 1, 2011
Myers makes the grade for NWCA honor
MANHEIM, Pa. - King College's Caleb Myers was listed as a National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-Academic honorable mention by the national office.
March 12, 2011
One point difference ends Morgan's run at NCAA
KEARNEY, Neb. - King College's Frank Morgan saw his run at the 2011 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship come to an end late Friday in the wrestleback draw.
March 11, 2011
Morgan and Tressler pick up wins at NCAA DII Nationals
KEARNEY, Neb. - King College's Frank Morgan moved into the quarterfinals of the 197-pound bracket at the NCAA Division II National Championship in Friday's first session, but ended up going into the wrestleback draw.
March 6, 2011
NCAA announces wrestling brackets featuring King duo
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's NCAA Division II Wrestling national qualifiers, Frank Morgan and Brandon Tressler, know the bracket for the championship March 11-12 as announced by the national office.
March 5, 2011
Morgan jumps into NCAA ranking
EDMOND, Okla. - King College junior Frank Morgan moved to No. 3 in the newest NCAA Division II wrestling ranking in the 197-pound standings, released by the organization.
February 26, 2011
Tornado's Morgan and Tressler qualify for NCAA Championships
FINDLAY, Ohio - King College will be sending Frank Morgan and Brandon Tressler to the 2011 NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championship after the duo qualified Saturday at the NCAA Division II Super Region II Championship hosted by the University of Findlay.
February 25, 2011
Tornado trio wrestle to semifinals at NCAA DII Super Region II
FINDLAY, Ohio - King College had three wrestlers reach the semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Division II Super Region II Friday with hopes of trips to the NCAA Division II Nationals on the line come Saturday.
February 24, 2011
King prepares for NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will compete in the 2010 NCAA Division II Super Region II Wrestling Championship Friday and Saturday hosted by the University of Findlay (Ohio).
February 11, 2011
Spano and Morgan winners for King at No. 4 Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The King College men's wrestling team was defeated at No. 4 Newberry (S.C.) College 32-6 Friday, but a King duo kept winning streaks alive.
February 9, 2011
Late surge lifts King past Belmont Abbey, 34-12
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's wrestling team defeated NCAA Division II Super Region II foe Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College 34-12 Wednesday as the Tornado scored the final 24 points of the match.
February 1, 2011
Tornado Wrestlers upend West Virginia Tech 42-6
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. - The King College men's wrestling team posted a 42-6 win Tuesday at West Virginia Tech.
January 25, 2011
Tornado Wrestling picks up win at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King College men's wrestling team picked up a 22-20 win at Limestone (S.C.) College Tuesday.
January 22, 2011
Tornado duo perfect as King wraps up Super Region I Duals
PEMBROKE, N.C. - The King College men's wrestling team closed out the NCAA Division II Super Region I Duals Saturday with a 34-6 setback against No. 12 Pitt Johnstown then a 22-22 tie against Shippensburg (Pa.) University.
January 19, 2011
King prepares for top foes at Super Region I Duals
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's wrestling team will be a part of this weekend's Super Region I Duals at UNC Pembroke as the Tornado will wrestle against two Top-15 squads.
January 13, 2011
King-Limestone men's wrestling match date changed
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has moved the upcoming men's wrestling match at Limestone (S.C.) College to Jan. 25.
January 8, 2011
Tornado wrestles to second at Virginia Duals
HAMPTON, Va. - King College saw York (Pa.) College win the 31st Annual Virginia Duals Saturday by a score of 25-19 in the championship match. The Tornado squad reached the title match after beating top-seed Brockport (N.Y.) 20-16 earlier in the day.
January 7, 2011
King reaches Virginia Duals semifinals
HAMPTON, Va. - King College opened the 31st Annual Virginia Duals Friday with a 26-25 win over New York University to advance to one of Saturday's semifinal matches.
January 6, 2011
King given No. 4 seed for 31st Virginia Duals
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will enter the 31st Annual Virginia Duals American College Division as the No. 4 seed for the two-day event that starts Friday.
January 5, 2011
National ranking for Tornado's Morgan
EDMOND, Okla. - King College's Frank Morgan was ranked No. 7 in the 197-pound weight class in the newest NCAA Division II Individual National Rankings, released by the organization.
January 4, 2011
Tornado Wrestling No. 6 in NCAA DII Super Region II team rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College moved up a spot in the newest NCAA Division II Super Region II team rankings with five individuals ranked in their respective weight classes, as announced by the region chair.
December 19, 2010
King wrestles to ninth at Midwest Classic
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's wrestling team finished ninth after the final day of the 32nd Annual Midwest Classic Sunday with four Tornado wrestlers placing.
December 18, 2010
Tornado duo reaches semifinals at Midwest Classic
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's wrestling team finished day one of the 32nd Annual Midwest Classic in a tie for eighth on Saturday at the University of Indianapolis with two Tornado wrestlers earning spots in the semifinals.
December 11, 2010
King places five in NCAAA DII Super Region rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has five wrestlers in their respective weight classes in the newest NCAA Division II Super Region II Rankings, announced by the organization.
December 10, 2010
Tornado jumped in NCAA Division II Super Region II Rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's wrestling team was bumped down to No. 7 in the latest NCAA Division II Super Region II Coaches Ranking, the organization announced.
December 7, 2010
Tornado's first dual match of season results in 36-6 win over SMC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College opened the dual match portion of the men's wrestling schedule with a 36-6 victory over the visitors from Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College Tuesday.
December 5, 2010
Anderson wrestles to fifth at Nittany Lion Open
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The King College men's wrestling team was a part of the Nittany Lion Open at Penn State Sunday in the team's final open tournament of the season with a fifth place performance from a Tornado newcomer.
November 21, 2010
King Wrestlers compete at Kaufman-Brand Open
OMAHA, Neb. - King College wrestlers were able to pick up wins Saturday at the Kaufman-Brand Open hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
November 14, 2010
Top finishes for Tornado Wrestlers at King Open
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College collected a dozen Top-6 finishes at the third King College Open Sunday.
November 12, 2010
Third annual King Open scheduled for Sunday
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's wrestling team will be a part of the third annual King Open Sunday at nearby Viking Hall.
November 8, 2010
Tornado Wrestlers storm at Hokie Open
SALEM, Va. - King College opened the 2010-11 men's wrestling season at the Hokie Open Sunday as Tornado wrestlers were able to pick up wins against top-notch foes.
November 6, 2010
Season opens for Tornado Wrestling Sunday at Hokie Open
SALEM, Va. - King College opens the men's wrestling season Sunday with the third-annual Hokie Open in Salem, Va.
October 25, 2010
Nine Tornado wrestlers among best in NCAA Division II Super Region II
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed nine wrestlers in the NCAA Division II Super Region II preseason weight class rankings, released by the organization.
October 24, 2010
King placed No. 6 in preseason NCAA Division II Super Region II rating
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's wrestling team starts the season ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Division II Super Region II Preseason Coaches Ranking, the organization announced.
October 22, 2010
Tornado Wrestling schedule finalized for 2010-11
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's wrestling coach Nate Moorman has announced the 2010-11 schedule for the Tornado squad that starts on Nov. 7.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!