New London, Conn. - Citadel wrestlers Ugi Khishignyam, Matt Frisch, Aaron Walker and Turtogtokh Luvsandorj were crowned as champions while five others placed in the top four on Saturday at the 20th annual All-Academy Championships.
Eighteenth-ranked Khishignyam plowed through his competition by way of medical forfeit, fall at 44 seconds and 7-4 decision to earn the 141-pound title. Following Khishignyam was three more first-place finishes by Frisch (149 pounds), Walker (157) and No. 8 Luvsandorj (165) to help lead the Bulldogs to a second-place finish with 92 points.
Freshman heavyweight Joe Bexley finished in second, Joaquin Marquez and Aaron Hansen earned third place finishes at 125 and 133, respectively, and Kenneth Radford (184) and Marshall Haas (197) earned fourth-place finishes.
The Citadel is next at Gardner-Webb on Friday.
In Gaffney, College of Charleston rolled to a 9-0 win over Limestone in men's tennis.
The Cougars (2-1) got singles victories from Brice Allanic, Charlie Ghriskey, Crescente Lesser, Zack Lewis, Josh Record and Stephen Hardy.
At doubles, Alon Faiman/Hardy, Allanic/Ghriskey and Lewis/Matt Daly earned victories.
Newberry's Austin Walker, a freshman from James Island High, pitched a scoreless inning in his collegiate debut, allowing two hits, as the Wolves (3-0) completed a sweep of King with a 9-3 win at home.
Swimming and diving
In Boiling Springs, N.C., the College of Charleston teams split a two-day dual meet at Gardner-Webb over the weekend. Competing against a former CCSA opponent, the Cougars men's team won, 187-128, while the women lost, 173-142. In a 17-event meet, the CofC men won 11 events while the women won seven.
Cougars men's winners included: Elijah Bohon (200 backstroke, 100 back, 200 freestyle relay); Will Ryan (200 breaststroke, 400 individual medley; Alex Wood (100 free, 50 free); Jake Gregory (500 free); and Buckley Powell (100 butterfly). The Cougars won relays in the 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley.
Cougars women's winners included: Sarah Boyle (200 IM, 100 backstroke); Lydia Renn (1000 free) and Mary Frances Babrowicz (100 free). The Cougars won relays in the 200 and 400 free.
College of Charleston's divers were at Clemson over the weekend. Megan Norton had 11th-place finishes in both the 3-meter and 1-meter events.
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