ROYSTON, Ga. – The King University men's wrestling team posted six placers at the Georgia Open on Saturday. The Tornado were led by heavyweight champion Cade Ridley.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- At 285 pounds, Ridley went 5-0 on the day with a pair of wins by pin. He advanced to the final with a 3-2 win over Jimsher Sidhu of Life University.
- He then topped Life's Brandon Hill 2-1 to take the title.
- Also at 285 pounds, Chris Vasquez finished fourth, going 4-2 on the day.
- He took a pair of wins by technical fall and another by major decision to reach the semifinals. However, he dropped two of his final three matches to take fourth.
- Kody Eichlin finished runner at 174 pounds with a 3-1 mark on the day.
- He used a pin and a technical fall to reach the semifinals where he defeated Chase Forrester of Emmanuel College 5-4. Eichlin then fell to Life's Lucius Van Rensburg 5-2 in the title match.
- At 197 pounds, Elijah Seay went 3-1 to finish runner-up. His day started with a pin and technical fall before a 3-0 decision over Baker Hadwan of Life put him in the final.
- However, he fell to David Hamil of Brewton-Parker College 4-2 in the championship bout.
- Rylee Billings also finished 3-1, taking second at 125 pounds. He used a technical fall and two major decisions to reach the final where he fell to Tramon Jenkins of Spartanburg Methodist College.
- At 141 pounds, Riley Alderman was the final placer for the Tornado, taking sixth. All three of his wins on the day were by fall.
- In his first action of the year, Joey Mammolenti finished the day 4-1 with all four victories by pin at 184 pounds.
RESULTS BY WEIGHT CLASS
133 – Josh Wynn 1-2
157 – Tyler Williams 1-2
174 – Kody Eichlin 3-1, 2nd
184 – Joey Mammolenti 4-1
197 – Elijah Seay 3-1, 2nd
- King is in action again on Saturday, December 8 at Bluefield College.