King takes win over Bluefield College

Photo credit: Camryn Haag
Photo credit: Camryn Haag

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team put together an incredible performance against Bluefield College this evening in Kline Hall.  Six wins by fall led the Tornado to a 45-9 victory over the Rams.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King University 45, Bluefield College 9
LOCATION: Kline Hall; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-1, Bluefield 0-2

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado wasted no time as Rylee Billings, Elijah Hicks and Austin Kolikas pick up first period pins to give King the early lead 18-0. 
  • At 149 Bryson Hux assembled an extremely close match but dropped the first decision of the night.  Also, a forfeit for King at 157 brought the closest team score of the night at 18-9.
  • At 165 Cory Collins makes his season debut.  After a beautiful low single, a host of slide by's would give Collins the advantage early.  He managed to capitalize in the second period with another Tornado pin.
  • Camden Buckingham also shows out at 174 with another first period pin for the Tornado.  Updated score 30-9.
  • At 184 Matthew Danner receives a forfeit to increase the Tornado lead 36-9.
  • Coming fresh from a strong finals appearance at the Wolfpack Open, Elijah Seay adds six to the Tornado lead with a first period pin of his own.
  • At 285 Isaah Perez makes a bold move, wrestling up from his normal 184lb weight class.  He would take Bluefield the distance and with a second period ride out he takes the decision 2-0.
  • Final score: King 45, Bluefield 9

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado will compete at the King Open on Sunday.