The Citadel's Turtog Luvsandorj claimed All-America honors Friday night with a 4-3 victory over Hofstra's Joe Booth at the NCAA wrestling championships in Oklahoma City.
The win guaranteed Luvsandorj, a redshirt senior from Mongolia, a top eight finish at 165 pounds. He becomes the Bulldogs' third All-American in two years, joining fellow Mongolian Ugi Khishignyam and Odie Delaney, and fourth in school history.
Luvsandorj, twice the Southern Conference wrestler of the year, was seeded No. 11 at 165 pounds. He won his first two matches before a 4-3 overtime loss to No. 3 Nicholas Sulzer of Virginia in Friday's quarterfinals.
At 149 pounds, The Citadel's Matt Frisch was eliminated Friday with an 8-2 loss to Justin Arthur of Clarion. And at 157 pounds, Aaron Walker went out with an 18-0 loss to North Carolina State's Thomas Gantt.
The Citadel sent five wrestlers to the NCAAs. Ugi Khishignyam, an All-American last year, went out with two losses on Thursday at 141 pounds, as did Marshall Haas at 197 pounds.
The Citadelís Turtog Luvsandorj earned NCAA All-America honors Friday night. (Russ Pace/The Citadel)×
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