Ridley's title leads six King placers at Georgia Open

Ridley's title leads six King placers at Georgia Open

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.


  • 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.


125 – Rylee Billings 3-1, 2nd; Elijah Hicks 1-2

133 – Josh Wynn 1-2

141 – Riley Alderman 3-3, 6th; Jacob Wynn 3-2

157 – Tyler Williams 1-2

174 – Kody Eichlin 3-1, 2nd

184 – Joey Mammolenti 4-1

197 – Elijah Seay 3-1, 2nd

285 – Cade Ridley 5-0, 1st; Chris Vasquez 4-2, 4th


  • King is in action again on Saturday, December 8 at Bluefield College.