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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team dropped a South Atlantic Conference Carolinas dual on Monday night to Limestone College. The Tornado won the first match, but Limestone won the next seven, taking the dual 28-9.
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team went on the road to take on regional rival Newberry College. The Wolves jumped ahead early, and the Tornado couldn’t catch up as they fell 31-8.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Vasquez helped the King University men’s wrestling team to their second straight South Atlantic Conference Carolinas victory last week. Vasquez earned a win, capping the come-from-behind victory and earning him South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week honors.
BELMONT, N.C. – For the second time in as many South Atlantic Conference Carolinas duals, the King University men’s wrestling earned a come-from-behind win. The Tornado earned a pair of late pins to complete the 25-19 comeback win at Belmont Abbey College.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team had a good day at the Coker Duals, going 3-1 on the day. The Tornado started with wins over Truett McConnell College and Bluefield College before falling to 22nd-ranked Mercyhurst University. King closed the day with a win over Ohio Valley University.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first home dual of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team came away with a thrilling come-from-behind victory. The Tornado trailed 24-8, but rolled off three straight wins, a technical fall and two pins to defeat Emmanuel College 25-24.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third NWCA rankings of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team continues to receive votes in the poll. Elijah Seay breaks into the rankings for the first time at 197 pounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.