Citadel All-America wrestler reinstated by NCAA

Citadel wrestler Ugi Khishignyam was an All-American last season (File photo).

The Citadel’s All-America wrestler Ugi Khishignyam will be back in the lineup when the Bulldogs open Southern Conference action Sunday against Appalachian State.

Khishignyam, who finished fourth in the NCAA Wrestling Championships last year at 141 pounds, was reinstated by the NCAA earlier this week. He had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for this season because of questions about his wrestling experience in Mongolia.

The NCAA ruled this week that Bokh wrestling, the traditional form of wrestling in Mongolia, and American wrestling are separate sports, and that Khishignyam should not have been charged with a season of competition for participating in a Bokh event in 2010.

The Citadel (2-2) will face App State (4-5, 1-1 SoCon) at 2 p.m. Sunday at McAlister Field House.