BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team opens the season on Sunday, and one individual was ranked in the preseason rankings. Landon Goforth is ranked at 149 pounds, and the Tornado received three votes in the first NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Poll.
The Tornado are one of four South Atlantic Conference Carolinas teams to be listed in the opening rankings. Newberry College is ranked 10th while Belmont Abbey College, Limestone College and King all received votes in the poll.
At 149 pounds, Goforth is ranked for the first time in his career, coming in 10th. A season ago, Goforth posted an 18-11 record with one technical fall, three major decisions and four pins. In 2017-18 he won both the Georgia Open and King Open.
King opens the season on Sunday at the Hokie Open.