Tornado top Coker in final home dual

Tornado top Coker in final home dual

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team closed their home schedule in style on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado defeated Coker College 24-18, highlighted by a pin from Kody Eichlin on Senior Day.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 24, Coker 18
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-3, 3-2 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas; Coker 2-12, 1-5 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Rylee Billings got King off to a good start with a takedown of John Watts in the waning seconds to take 125-pound bout.
  • Coker came back with a win at 133 pounds before Jacob Wynn used a second-period takedown to defeat Alex Braden at 141 pounds to put King back on top.
  • Riley Alderman gave King a 9-3 advantage when he topped Khyree Alexander 4-1 at 149 pounds.
  • A pin and forfeit put the Cobras ahead 15-9, but Eichlin had the answer.
  • Eichlin pinned Seth Spell in 1:46, evening the score.
  • Following a Coker victory, the Tornado took a win by forfeit at 197 pounds to retake the lead.
  • Cade Ridley capped the 24-18 victory with a 4-0 decision over Dalton Haywood at 285 pounds.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado close their dual schedule on Thursday when they travel to Queens University.
  • Coker hosts Liberty University on Thursday.