Strong effort on senior night for Tornado against BAC

Photo credit: Noah Melendez
Photo credit: Noah Melendez

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.

FINAL SCORE: Belmont Abbey 39, King 12
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 3-8, 2-4 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas, Belmont Abbey 14-4, 6-1 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas


  • At 125 Rylee Billings found an extremely busy match with tons of action. Every point scored was from a scramble. He maintained control throughout the bout for a strong 8-0 win by major decision. He accrued almost four minutes of riding time in the process
  • Elijah Hicks also had a strong showing at 133 pounds. He punished BA early with heavy handfight and great movement. After scoring the first three takedowns he found a clean Dresser dump straight to Belmont's back and scored 6 for another major decision victory.
  • Elijah Seay wasted no time getting to his offense at 197 pounds. After scoring in less than ten seconds he commenced to build over three minutes of riding time. A strong leg ride gave him the back points necessary to take another major decision by a score of 10-0.


  • The Tornado will travel to Gaffney, S.C. on February 19 to take on Limestone at 7:00 p.m.