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.
Lutterloh named D2Wrestle.com Region Wrestler of the WeekBRISTOL, 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 OpenST. 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 OpenBLACKSBURG, 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 OpenOKLAHOMA 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 2015-16DANBURY, 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 ChampionshipsPEMBROKE, 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.
Tornado close regular season at Maryville Lombardi DualsST. 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 22-21GAFFNEY, 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.
Tornado roll late, top Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, 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.
King falls to #16 NewberryBRISTOL, 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.
Masters leads King at Super Region II DualsTIFFIN, 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.
Trojans come back to top KingANDERSON, 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.
King goes 1-2 at Coker DualsHARTSVILLE, 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.
Dual against Alderson Broaddus postponedBRISTOL, 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.
Moorman hires Mercado to fill out staffBRISTOL, 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.
Fosdyck, Boatman lead King to 16th at Midwest OpenINDIANAPOLIS, 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.
Lutterloh wins King Open, 12 Tornado placeBRISTOL, 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.