Men's Wrestling News Archives

  • Seay takes 5th, leads King at Midwest Classic
    December 16, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The King University men’s wrestling team had three wrestlers that advanced to the second day of the Midwest Classic. Elijah Seay led the Tornado, taking fifth at 197 pounds.
  • Seay leads Tornado in day one of Midwest Classic
    December 15, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Three King University men’s wrestlers are still alive following the first day of the Midwest Classic. The day was led by Elijah Seay who reached the semifinals while Jacob Wynn and Cade Ridley have advanced in the consolation bracket.
  • Monday's dual at Bluefield postponed
    December 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Monday’s King University men’s wrestling dual at Bluefield College has been postponed. A reschedule date has not been announced at this time.
  • Tornado receive votes in latest NWCA national poll
    November 29, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team continues to receive votes in the first National Wrestling Coaches’ Association (NWCA) poll. In the first regional rankings, the Tornado are ranked third in Super Region II.
  • Ridley's title leads six King placers at Georgia Open
    November 17, 2018
    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.
  • Eichlin leads six placers at King Open with title
    November 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team hosted the annual King Open and had six wrestlers place, including one champion. Kody Eichlin led the way for the Tornado, taking first at 174 pounds.
  • Ridley leads King at the Hokie Open
    November 04, 2018
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the season on Sunday at the Hokie Open. Cade Ridley led the Tornado with a fourth place finish in the freshman/sophomore division.
  • Goforth ranked, King receives votes in preseason poll
    October 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team opens the season on Sunday, and one individual was ranked in the preseason rankings. Landon Goforth is ranked at 149 pounds, and the Tornado received three votes in the first NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Poll.
  • King eyes trip to NCAA Championships in 2018-19
    October 29, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's wrestling team had a successful 2017-18 season with a pair of All-America selections, but the Tornado are hungry for more in 2018-19. Head coach Jason Moorman brought in a talented group of newcomers to add with the solid returning group, leaving expectations high for the upcoming season.
  • Moorman adds Goebel to round out staff
    September 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head wrestling coach Jason Moorman rounded out his staff with the hire of Nick Goebel. He comes to King following a successful career at the University of Findlay.
  • Moorman adds Killian to men's wrestling staff
    June 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Wrestling Coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of Bryce Killian as assistant coach. Killian was a standout wrestler for the Tornado, earning All-America honors each of the last two years.
  • Mercado resigns from King wrestling to take head coaching position
    May 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced that associate head coach Travis Mercado has resigned to take the head coach position at Colorado Mesa University.
  • Four Tornado earn All-ECAC honors
    April 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced their all-conference honorees, and four King University grapplers were honored. Bryce Killian earned first team accolades to lead the way while Dustin Kirk, Kody Eichlin and Eldon Valery, Jr., all garnered second team recognition.
  • King takes 19th, Killian and Kirk earn All-American honors
    March 10, 2018
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – For the second straight year, the King University men’s wrestling team has a pair of All-Americans. Bryce Killian finished sixth at the NCAA Wrestling Championships and Dustin Kirk finished eighth. The Tornado also posted their best team finish in program history, taking 19th.
  • Killian, Kirk earn All-American honors on day one of NCAA Championships
    March 09, 2018
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – On the opening day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships, Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian of the King University men’s wrestling both earned All-American honors for the second straight year. Each ended the day in the consolation quarterfinals and will wrestle to take third on Saturday.
  • Killian, Kirk to compete NCAA Championships
    March 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight season the King University men’s wrestling team will send student-athletes to compete in the NCAA Men’s Wrestling Championships. Dustin Kirk at 133 pounds and Bryce Killian at 141 pounds will grapple for the second straight year for Tornado at the championships.
  • Killian, Kirk ranked in latest NWCA polls
    March 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest installment of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings, King has two wrestlers ranked. Bryce Killian is ranked eighth at 141 pounds, and Dustin Kirk is ranked tenth at 133 pounds.
  • Killian, Kirk qualify for NCAA Wrestling Championships
    February 24, 2018
    FINDLAY, Ohio – The King University men's wrestling team had five individuals alive on the second day of the NCAA Midwest Regional, and two finished in the top four to advance to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Bryce Killian finished runner-up for the second straight year and Dustin Kirk finished third, both advancing to the NCAA Championships.
  • Five Tornado alive after day one of NCAA Regional
    February 23, 2018
    FINDLAY, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team had a successful first day at the NCAA Super Region II Championships. Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian each reached the semifinals and three other Tornado are alive in the consolation bracket at their weight class.
  • Tornado fall to UNC Pembroke in ECAC finale
    February 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The 22nd-ranked King University men’s wrestling closed their dual season on Monday night when they squared off with UNC Pembroke in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) match. The Braves grabbed the lead early and didn’t slow down, taking the 35-12 victory.
  • King alum, Harrison leads Christian Brothers HS to state title
    February 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In his first season as head wrestling coach at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, King University men’s wrestling alum Derek Harrison ’09 (’10 MBA) led the Purple Wave to a state title. Last week, Harrison’s squad won the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Duals state championship.
  • King falls in ECAC dual at Limestone
    February 06, 2018
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The 22nd-ranked King University men’s wrestling team traveled to take on Limestone College in an Eastern College Athletic College (ECAC) dual on Tuesday night. The Tornado came back to even the score early, but the Saints won the final six bouts to take the dual 36-9.
  • #22 Tornado drop ECAC bout to #13 Newberry
    February 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a dual match atop the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the 22nd-ranked King University men’s wrestling team went toe-to-toe with 13th-ranked Newberry College early in the dual. However, the Wolves pulled away with a pair of pins, taking the dual 30-13.
  • Conference Carolinas and the South Atlantic Conference partner to sponsor field hockey and wrestling
    January 29, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is pleased to announce that it has joined with the South Atlantic Conference to sponsor joint championships for field hockey and wrestling beginning in 2018-19.
  • King drops final two duals at Super Region II Duals
    January 27, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – On the second day of the Super Region II Duals, the King University men’s wrestling team squared off with two of the top teams in the nation, No. 4 Ashland University and No. 18 University of Findlay. The Tornado grabbed the lead against Ashland early, but ultimately fell 36-3 before falling to Findlay 27-18.
  • Tornado drop first two matches at Super Region II Duals
    January 26, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the Super Region II Duals on Friday with a pair of tough defeats. The Tornado were ahead early against 23rd-ranked Lake Erie College, but the Storm came back to defeat King 23-16. In the nightcap, King fell behind Tiffin University early and couldn’t recover, falling to the Dragons 33-9.
  • King cruises to ECAC win at Coker
    January 18, 2018
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team jumped back into the rankings on Thursday and followed that with a resounding performance at Coker College. The Tornado jumped out to a 16-0 lead and cruised to a 26-21 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) victory.
  • King ranked 22nd in latest poll
    January 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest installment of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings, King University ranks 22nd, Dustin Kirk is ranked fourth at 133 pounds, and Bryce Killian is ranked ninth at 141 pounds.
  • King takes Virginia Duals title
    January 13, 2018
    HAMPTON, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling capped a solid weekend with a program first, winning the Virginia Duals. The Tornado opened the day with a 34-11 win over Apprentice School in the semifinals before topping Liberty University 30-8 in the championship match.
  • King opens Virginia Duals with win over Averett
    January 12, 2018
    HAMPTON, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team with a resounding victory over Averett University in the quarterfinals. The Tornado took eight straight victories, including three pins to defeat the Cougars 42-12.
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