Men's Wrestling News Archives

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    February 25, 2017
    Kirk and Killian qualify for NCAA Championships INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time in five years, the King University men’s wrestling team had more than one wrestler qualify for the NCAA Division II Men’s Wrestling Championships. Both Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian finished runner-up at their respective weight classes at the NCAA Super Region II Championships.
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    February 24, 2017
    Tornado have three advance to Saturday of NCAA Regional INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the NCAA Super Region II Championships on Friday and the Tornado had three wrestlers advance to Saturday. Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian are both in the semifinals while Landon Reed will try to work his way through the consolation bracket.
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    February 20, 2017
    Kirk ranked fifth, King receives votes in D2Wrestle.com poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final D2Wrestle.com rankings prior to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Super Regionals, the King University men’s wrestling team continues to receive votes. Individually, Dustin Kirk is ranked fifth at 133 pounds in the country leading into the competition this weekend.
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    February 13, 2017
    Tornado drop final dual of season at #23 UNC Pembroke PEMBROKE, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to take on 23rd-ranked UNC Pembroke in their final dual match of the season. The Tornado took three forfeits as the Braves took the Eastern College Athletic Conference Dual 36-6.
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    February 09, 2017
    King falls to Limestone in final home dual BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team hosted their final dual of the season, squaring off with Limestone College in and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tilt. The Saints took the early lead, and didn’t look back, taking the dual 34-10.
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    February 02, 2017
    King falls at #16 Newberry in ECAC dual NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to take on 16th-ranked Newberry College in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual. King gave a pair of forfeits, falling behind early and couldn’t recover as Newberry took the contest 30-9.
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    February 02, 2017
    Kirk moves up in national rankings, King receives votes BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team continues to stay near the national rankings as they received votes for the fourth straight D2Wrestle.com poll. Dustin Kirk moved up to fourth in the latest rankings at 133 pounds.
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    January 28, 2017
    King tops #23 Tiffin, falls to #7 Findlay at Super Region II Duals NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team accomplished something they hadn’t in four years on Saturday as they went 1-1 at the Super Region II Duals. The Tornado knocked off 23rd-ranked Tiffin University 30-16 for their first win over a ranked opponent since 2013. King the fell to seventh-ranked University of Findlay 26-12 later in the day.
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    January 21, 2017
    King cruises past Coker in ECAC dual BRISTOL, 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.
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    January 20, 2017
    Kirk ranked fifth nationally, Tornado have four ranked regionally BRISTOL, 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.
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    January 14, 2017
    King takes 4th at Virginia Duals HAMPTON, 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.
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    January 13, 2017
    King tops UCF, moves to semifinals of Virginia Duals HAMPTON, 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.
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    January 05, 2017
    Tornado fall to Emmanuel in first home dual BRISTOL, 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.
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    January 04, 2017
    Tornado receive votes, Kirk moves up in regional and national polls BRISTOL, 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.
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    December 18, 2016
    Kirk's runner-up finish leads King at Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS, 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.
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    December 17, 2016
    Kirk, Mammolenti advance to day 2 of Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS, 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.
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    December 13, 2016
    Kirk ranked, Tornado receiving votes in national poll BRISTOL, 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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