Men's Wrestling News Archives

  • Three Tornado make trip to Sioux Falls for NCAA Championships
    March 11, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year, the King University men’s wrestling team has multiple NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships qualifiers as three Tornado make the trip to Sioux Falls, S.D. this weekend. Rylee Billings and Cade Ridley will be making their first appearance at the national championships while Elijah Seay makes the trip for the second straight season.
  • Three Tornado earn All-SACC honors
    March 03, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the NCAA Super Region II Championships, the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas (SACC) held a banquet to recognize their all-conference performers. Rylee Billings, Elijah Seay and Cade Ridley all earned second team honors for the King University men’s wrestling team.
  • Trio of National Qualifiers for Men's Wrestling
    February 29, 2020
    Pembroke, Nc. – The King University Men's Wrestling team assembled an incredible performance at this year's region tournament. Rylee Billings, Elijah Seay and Cade Ridley all qualified for the national tournament and out of ten weight classes five wrestlers made the semi finals.
  • King drops final conference dual
    February 19, 2020
    GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University men's wrestling team traveled to Limestone College this evening to compete in their final conference matchup before the region tournament. Limestone took the match by a score of 45-9. Cade Ridley and Cory Collins put together great performances with wins by fall and decision.
  • Strong effort on senior night for Tornado against BAC
    February 13, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's wrestling team hosted senior night against Belmont Abbey College this evening at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado gave four forfeits but still managed to split matches with top conference rival Belmont Abbey 3-3. Ultimately Belmont Abbey College took the win 39-12.
  • King comes up short at Coker
    February 09, 2020
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The men's wrestling team traveled to Coker University today but fell short by a score of 34-17. The Tornado was led by Rylee Billings with a 20-2 tech fall. Jacob Wynn and Elijah Davis picked up wins by decision.
  • Seay tabbed SACC Wrestler of the Week
    February 05, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Elijah Seay of the King University men’s wrestling team was selected South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season. He came up with a pin in his lone match of the week last week.
  • Tornad drop close match to #13 Newberry
    January 30, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's wrestling team hosted conference rival 13th-ranked Newberry College this evening at the Student Center Complex. Newberry took the win by a score of 23-16, but Rylee Billings, Cory Collins, Elijah Seay and Cade Ridley all came away with regional wins.
  • King splits duals at Lander
    January 24, 2020
    GREENWOOD, S.C. - The King University men's wrestling team traveled to Lander University today and wrestled two duals against Emmanuel and Lander. King split the day with a 29-22 win over Emmanuel and a 12-30 loss to the home team. The Tornado was led by Rylee Billings and Elijah Seay, both going 2-0 on the day.
  • Danner leads King over Mount Olive
    January 19, 2020
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's wrestling team picked up a much-needed win today against the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado was led by Matthew Danner,  Jacob Wynn and Camden Buckingham, all put together very strong wins by technical fall or pin. These performances paved the way for a solid 29-17 victory for King.
  • Seay to present research at AMS/MAA Conference
    January 15, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - Nationally ranked 197-pound wrestler Elijah Seay will be presenting original research done in collaboration with Dr. Linderman at this year's American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) annual joint conference. His paper is titled "Ramsey Numbers of Trees with Large Diameter" and investigates the nature of a class of graphs called trees.
  • King falls to Queens
    January 09, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team fell to Queens University of Charlotte by a score of 30-15. Cory Collins led the Tornado at 157 pounds with a first period win by fall and Rylee Billings picked up a close win by a score of 5-4 at 125 pounds.
  • King falls to West Liberty, Davis & Elkins
    December 20, 2019
    WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - The King University men's wrestling team had a tough day, falling to West Liberty University and Davis & Elkins College by scores of 43-12 and 40-9, respectively. Cade Ridley led the Tornado with two wins, one by pin and another by medical forfeit. Rylee Billings and Cory Collins also picked up wins.
  • Seay selected Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week
    December 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Elijah Seay of the King University men’s wrestling team had a solid weekend at the Midwest Classic, finishing sixth and leading him to the Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week award.
  • Trio of Tornado qualify for NCAA National Championships
    February 29, 2020
    PEMBROKE, N.C. – The King University men's wrestling team assembled an incredible performance at the 2020 NCAA Super Region II Championships. Rylee Billings, Elijah Seay and Cade Ridley all qualified for the NCAA Men's Wrestling Championships and out of nine weight classes five wrestlers made the semifinals.
  • Seay ranked, King receives votes in NWCA poll
    December 02, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the most recent NWCA Division II rankings, the King University men’s wrestling team received votes for the first time this year. Elijah Seay was the only individual ranked as he checked at ninth in the 197-pound weight class.
  • Three medalists for King at the King Open
    November 24, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team held their annual Tornado Open this year at The Student Center Complex. With 27 team appearances, this year shaped up to be one of the best.  Elijah Seay led the Tornado this year with a finals appearance. Also making the podium were Rylee Billings placing third and Austin Kolikas with a fourth place finish.
  • King takes win over Bluefield College
    November 23, 2019
    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.
  • Seay makes finals at Wolfpack Open
    November 18, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team competed this weekend at NC State’s annual Wolfpack Open. The tournament was loaded with talent from all divisions and offered a great look for the Tornado moving into December. This year King was led by Elijah Seay as he punished his way to the finals.
  • King falls to Cumberland in home-opener
    November 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team began the evening with an early lead, but fall to Cumberland University late in the match 19-27.  The Tornado was led by Elijah Hicks and Elijah Seay both coming away with dominate, early pins.
  • Morales selected South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week
    November 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tony Morales started the 2019-20 season off on a high note, taking second at the Southeast Open and earning South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week.
  • Morales makes Finals, King places two at Southeast Open
    November 03, 2019
    ROANOKE, Va. – The King University men's wrestling team opened up their regular season at the Southeast Open. The Tornado was led by Cade Ridley taking fourth and Tony Morales making the finals with three pins.
  • Seay ranked in preseason poll
    October 30, 2019
    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.
  • Tornado prepared to open 2019-20 season
    October 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's wrestling had a very successful 2018-2019 season, as the Tornado had two players selected first team All-South Atlantic Conference Carolinas. Under new head coach Deral Brown and with the addition of eight new players, King will work to prepare their team for another victorious season.
  • Brown to lead King men's wrestling program
    April 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the hire of Deral Brown as head men’s wrestling coach. Brown is no stranger to wrestling in the southeast as he wrestled and was an assistant coach at Newberry College.
  • Eichlin, Seay selected first team all-conference
    March 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of the first South Atlantic Conference Carolinas men’s wrestling season, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. Both Kody Eichlin and Elijah Seay were selected first team.
  • Seay, Eichlin compete at NCAA DII Wrestling Championships
    March 08, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team sent two individuals to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships for the third straight year. However, Elijah Seay or Kody Eichlin weren't able to advance to the second day as they fell against ranked opponents on Friday.
  • Seay takes regional title, King has six placers at Super Region II Championships
    February 22, 2019
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team had a historic day at the NCAA Division II Super Region II Championships. The Tornado six placers, including their second-ever regional champion. Seventh-ranked Elijah Seay won all three of his matches at 197 pounds to take the title.
  • Seay moves up, King receives votes in NWCA Poll
    February 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final NWCA rankings of the regular season, the King University men's wrestling team continues to receive votes in the poll. Elijah Seay moved up in the rankings at 197 pounds.
  • King drops regular season finale at Queens
    February 14, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In their final dual of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team fell behind at Queens University in the early going. The Tornado made a run to comeback, but came up short as the Royals took the dual 19-17.
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