Seay ranked in preseason poll

Photo credit: Camryn Haag
Photo credit: Camryn Haag

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the start of the men's wrestling season coming up this week NWCA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association rankings were released on Wednesday. Elijah Seay was the only Tornado ranked as he is ranked eighth at 197 pounds.

Seay was an NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships qualifier a season ago after winning the NCAA Super Region II championship at 197 pounds. The Goodview, Va., native posted an overall record of 19-5 a season ago, winning 12 straight matches in the middle of the season.

He was selected first team All-South Atlantic Conference Carolinas and was ranked as high as seventh in 2018-19. Last season, he also owned seven pins, one major decision and five technical fall victories.

Seay and the Tornado open the season on Sunday at the Hokie Open in Blacksburg, Va.