2012-13 Bulldog Wrestling
June 17, 2013
The Citadel Set to Host Wrestling Camps July 5-13
The Citadel Wrestling team is set to host its annual Bulldog wrestling camps July 5-13 at McAlister Field House and Vandiver Hall.
May 28, 2013
Wigger Earns All-America Status at FILA Junior Greco and ASICS University Freestyle Nationals
Redshirt freshman Jordan Wigger competed against top competition to take eighth place in the ASICS University Freestyle Nationals in Akron, Ohio, this past weekend, collecting All-America honors and qualifying for the FILA Junior World Team trials.
May 21, 2013
The Citadel Wrestling Team Places 12th in NWCA’s All-Academic Team Rankings; Frisch Earns Spot on All-Academic Squad
The Citadel wrestling program added two more credits to its historic 2012-13 season on Tuesday when the team was honored for its academic achievements by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
May 1, 2013
Delaney, Khishignyam and Groselle Earn Recognition from The Citadel Board of Visitors
All-American wrestlers Odie Delaney and Ugi Khishignyam, along with basketball player Mike Groselle, were honored in a ceremony at Bond Hall on Wednesday by the Board of Visitors.
April 29, 2013
Bulldog Wrestling Concludes Season with Awards Picnic and Banquet
The Citadel wrestling team closed out its historic 2012-13 campaign last weekend with its annual year-end awards picnic, honoring several team members for their achievements on the mat and in the classroom.
April 22, 2013
Odie Delaney, Ugi Khishignyam and Mariana Garcia Named Athletes of the Year at The Citadel Awards Banquet
The wrestling duo both earned All-America honors while Garcia has rewritten The Citadel's women's soccer record book
April 4, 2013
Bulldog Wrestling Set to Host Fifth Annual Golf Tournament
The Bulldog Wrestling Club would like to invite alumni, fans and friends of the program out to their fifth annual golf tournament at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation in Summerville, S.C., on Saturday, April 20.
April 3, 2013
Hjerling Takes Third Place in 2013 InterMat Division I Wrestling Coach of the Year Balloting
The Citadel’s head wrestling coach, Rob Hjerling, earned 35 votes, including two first place votes, to take third place in InterMat Wrestling’s 2013 Division I Coach of the Year award balloting released on Wednesday.
March 23, 2013
Khishignyam Earns Fourth, Delaney Seventh as Bulldogs Complete Historic Performance at the 2013 NCAA Championship
It was an historic couple of days for The Citadel’s wrestling team as Ugi Khishignyam nabbed fourth place, while Odie Delaney took seventh to close out competition at the 2013 NCAA Championship on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 22, 2013
Khishignyam and Delaney Earn All-America Status at NCAA Wrestling Championship
Ugi Khishignyam and Odie Delaney walked off the mats on Friday as All-Americans, a feat that only one previous Citadel wrestler has accomplished in the school’s history as day two comes to a close at the 2013 NCAA Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 21, 2013
Khishignyam, Delaney Advance to Day 2 of the NCAA Championship
Ugi Khishignyam won both his matches to advance in the championship bracket, while Odie Delaney split his two bouts to advance in the consolation bracket after day one of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championship at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday.
March 21, 2013
Bulldog Wrestlers Complete Session I at 2013 NCAA Championship
Ugi Khishignyam and Odie Delaney earned first round wins to advance in the championship bracket of the 141- and 285-pound divisions, while 157-pounder Matt Frisch dropped to the consolation bracket at the 2013 NCAA Championship at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 20, 2013
Delaney, Frisch and Khishignyam Prepare for 2013 NCAA Championship
Odie Delaney, Matt Frisch and sixth-seeded Ugi Khishignyam are primed to take on the nation’s top competition at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championship at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 9, 2013
Bulldogs Crown Three at 2013 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship
A 3-1 decision in the heavyweight finals bout secured Odie Delaney his Bulldog record fourth conference championship title and NCAA bid at the Southern Conference Championships at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va., on Saturday.
March 8, 2013
Bulldog Wrestling Prepares for 2013 SoCon Championships
The Citadel wrestling will trek to Lexington, Va., for the 2013 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship, hosted by VMI at Cameron Hall on Saturday. Thirteen individual NCAA bids and the Southern Conference team title will be on the line in the 76th edition of the league tournament.
March 6, 2013
Six Bulldog Wrestlers Honored with Southern Conference Postseason Awards
Odie Delaney was named Southern Conference wrestler of the year, while teammate Ugi Khishignyam was tabbed as freshman of the year in Wednesday’s Southern Conference postseason awards balloting determined by a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.
March 6, 2013
Luvsandorj Wins 184-pound Title at 2013 National Collegiate Open
Turtogtokh Luvsandorj took the 184-pound title at Sunday’s National Collegiate Open, an open championship designed for redshirts from around the country, in the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond, Va.
March 4, 2013
Odie Delaney Honored as February’s SoCon Wrestler of the Month
Odie Delaney earned his second straight monthly award on Monday after going 7-0 overall and 2-0 in Southern Conference action in February.
February 20, 2013
Delaney Caps Off Regular Season with Third Straight SoCon Wrestler of the Week Award
In his final week of regular season competition, redshirt senior Odie Delaney has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week, marking his third consecutive weekly award. The selection is made by the league office.
February 17, 2013
Bulldogs Top Duke, Fall to No. 24 North Carolina at UNC Duals
Odie Delaney earned wins in each of his two bouts on Sunday to move into a tie for second place in school history with 117 career wins as The Citadel wrestling team split a pair of matches at the UNC Duals. The Bulldogs downed Duke 19-17 before falling to North Carolina, 27-9.
February 16, 2013
Citadel Wresting Heads to UNC Duals to Complete Regular Season against No. 24 North Carolina, Duke
The Citadel wrestling team will complete its 2012-13 regular season slate on Sunday with a double-header against No. 24 North Carolina and Duke at the UNC Duals in Carmichael Arena.
February 15, 2013
Bulldogs Complete SoCon Slate with 25-9 Win Over VMI
Odie Delaney earned his conference-leading 15th pin to help lead The Citadel wrestling team to a 25-9 win over military rival VMI in the Southern Conference finale on Friday evening.
February 14, 2013
Citadel Wrestling Heads to VMI for SoCon Finale
The Citadel wrestling team is set to compete in its final Southern Conference dual of the season on Friday when it treks to Lexington, Va., to take on long-time rival VMI.
February 13, 2013
Odie Delaney Repeats as SoCon Wrestler of the Week
Odie Delaney earned his second straight Southern Conference wrestler of the week award and third of the season for all competition from Feb. 6-12. The selection is made by the league office.
February 10, 2013
The Citadel Downs Gardner-Webb on Senior Day, 33-7
Seniors Josh Tuck and Odie Delaney closed out their final home bouts with impressive victories to help lead The Citadel wrestling team to a dominant 33-7 win over Southern Conference foe Gardner-Webb in McAlister Field House on Sunday.
February 8, 2013
Bulldog Wrestling Set to Close Out Home Slate Sunday against Gardner-Webb
The Citadel wrestling team will wrap up its 2012-13 home schedule on Sunday against Southern Conference foe Gardner-Webb in McAlister Field House for a 1 p.m. scuffle.
February 7, 2013
Delaney Secures SoCon Wrestler of the Month Award
Just one day after earning his second Southern Conference wrestler of the week award this season and sixth of his career, heavyweight Odie Delaney was chosen as the SoCon’s wrestler of the month for his performance in January.
February 6, 2013
Odie Delaney Tabbed with Second SoCon Wrestler of the Week Honor
Heavyweight Odie Delaney has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week for all competition from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. The selection is made by the league office.
February 5, 2013
Wrestling Banner to Be Unfurled in McAlister Field House during Saturday’s Auction
The first championship wrestling banner that commemorates the 1967 team’s Southern Conference crown will be unveiled during Saturday night’s auction.
February 2, 2013
Delaney, Khishignyam Earn Titles at All-Academy Championships
Top-seeded Odie Delaney and Ugi Khishignyam plowed through their respective competition at All-Academy Championships to earn individual titles.
February 1, 2013
Bulldog Grapplers Look to Carry Momentum into All-Academy Championships
The Citadel wrestling team will take a break from dual action for the weekend as it heads to West Point, N.Y., to compete against seven military institutions in the 19th-annual All-Academy Military Championships.
January 30, 2013
The Citadel Downs SIUE in Wednesday Night Conference Dual, 41-3
The Bulldogs top SIUE in dominant fashion, 41-3, to improve their conference mark to 3-2 on the season.
January 29, 2013
The Citadel and SIUE Square Off in Inaugural Conference Meeting
The Citadel wrestling team is set to take the mats against SoCon newcomer SIU-Edwardsville in McAlister Field House on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
January 27, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Tough 22-20 SoCon Dual to Chattanooga
Chattanooga took advantage of a late pin in the 197-pound bout to edge out The Citadel 22-20 in a Sunday afternoon Southern Conference wrestling dual at Maclellan Gymnasium.
January 26, 2013
Bulldogs Head to Chattanooga for Sunday Afternoon Grapple with the Mocs
The Bulldogs are set to take on Chattanooga in a Sunday afternoon Southern Conference wrestling match.
January 23, 2013
Marshall Haas Tabbed as SoCon Wrestler of the Week
Marshall Haas picked up his first and The Citadel's fifth wrestler of the week award for the 2012-13 season.
January 23, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Southern Conference Dual to Campbell, 25-13
The Citadel wrestling team dropped its first Southern Conference match of the season to Campbell, 25-13, on Wednesday in McAlister Field House. The loss drops the Bulldogs’ record to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
January 22, 2013
Citadel Wrestling Returns Home to Take on Campbell
The Citadel wrestling team will return to McAlister Field House for a Wednesday night tilt against Southern Conference foe Campbell at 7 p.m.
January 18, 2013
Bulldogs Snap Mountaineers’ 11-Match Conference Winning Streak with 25-13 Victory
The Citadel snaps Appalachian State's 11-match conference winning streak with a 25-13 victory on Friday evening.
January 17, 2013
Citadel Wrestling Prepares for Friday Night Grapple with Appalachian State
The Citadel wrestling team will look to end Appalachian State’s 11-match Southern Conference winning streak on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. when the Bulldogs take on the Mountaineers at Varsity Gymnasium.
January 11, 2013
Dogs Collect 38-3 Win Over VMI, Drop Matches to No. 25 Old Dominion and Army at Virginia Duals
The Citadel wrestling team dropped a pair of duals to No. 25 Old Dominion and Army before earning a huge win over Southern Conference foe VMI, 38-3, on Friday at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va.
January 10, 2013
Bulldogs Open Virginia Duals Against No. 25 Old Dominion
The Citadel wrestling team is set to take on 25th-ranked Old Dominion in the first round of the 33rd Annual Virginia Duals on Friday at 11 a.m. The two-day event will take place at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Roads, Va.
January 4, 2013
Bulldog Grappler Khishignyam Tabbed as December’s SoCon Wrestler of the Month
The awards keep on rolling in for 141-pound wrestler Ugi Khishignyam. Just one day after earning his third consecutive Southern Conference wrestler of the week award, Ugi was voted as the SoCon’s wrestler of the month for his performance in December.
January 3, 2013
Khishignyam Receives Third Consecutive SoCon Wrestler of the Week Award
Ugi Khishignyam has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week for the third consecutive week on Thursday for his outstanding performance at the Southern Scuffle.
January 2, 2013
Khishignyam Nabs Second Place at Southern Scuffle; Delaney Collects 100th Career Win
Ugi Khishignyam posted a two-day record of 5-1 to receive a second place finish in the 141-pound bracket at the Southern Scuffle hosted by Chattanooga on Tuesday and Wednesday. Odie Delaney collected his 100th career win en route to earning a sixth place finish in the heavyweight bracket.
January 1, 2013
Khishignyam Still Alive in Championship Bracket After Day One at Southern Scuffle
Ugi Khishignyam continued his domination on Tuesday as the redshirt freshman collected four tough wins to move into the semifinals of the 141-pound bracket at the Southern Scuffle wrestling tournament held on the campus of Chattanooga.
December 31, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Take on Top Competition at Southern Scuffle
The Citadel wrestling team will open its 2013 slate at the always competitive Southern Scuffle on Jan. 1-2 at the McKenzie Arena on the campus of Chattanooga. One of the largest in-season tournaments in the country, the Southern Scuffle welcomes 23 teams to the mat, with seven squads ranked in the NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Top-25.
December 19, 2012
Khishignyam Earns Second Consecutive SoCon Wrestler of the Week Award
The Citadel’s 141-pounder was tabbed with his second straight Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week award on Wednesday for his performance at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday. The selection is made by the league office.
December 17, 2012
Khishignyam Takes First Place at Reno Tournament of Champions; Earns Outstanding Wrestler Award
Ugi Khishignyam continued his domination in the 141-pound weight class as the redshirt freshman went 5-0 and downed two ranked wrestlers en route to capturing his second individual title of the season at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday.
December 14, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Treks to Nevada to Compete in Reno Tournament of Champions
The Citadel wrestling team will travel across the country to participate in the competitive Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday at the Reno Convention Center. The tournament will include 24 collegiate teams including No. 11 Oregon State and No. 17 Wyoming.
December 12, 2012
Ugi Khishignyam Tabbed with SoCon Wrestler of Week Honors
The Citadel wrestling team earned its second wrestler of the week award on Wednesday when the league office named 141-pounder Ugi Khishignyam as the conference’s top grappler for his performance in last Thursday’s dual match against Davidson.
December 12, 2012
Aaron Hansen Earns SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
The Citadel wrestling team nabbed its second Southern Conference honor of the week on Wednesday when the league voted 133-pound wrestler Aaron Hansen as the student-athlete of the week.
December 6, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Opens Conference Slate with 32-12 Victory Over Davidson
The Bulldog grapplers used two pins, a technical fall and five decisions en route to a 32-12 Southern Conference-opening victory over Davidson at McAlister Field House on Thursday evening. The win improves the Bulldogs’ record to 1-1 on the season while Davidson drops to 5-2.
December 5, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Open Conference Action at Home Against Davidson
When The Citadel and Davidson square off on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Field House it will mark the 50th dual meet between the two programs dating back to the 1963-64 season. The Citadel grapplers look to continue domination on the Wildcats as the Bulldogs hold an astonishing 48-0-1 mark against the conference foe.
December 2, 2012
Dogs Place Three Wrestlers in Competitive Nittany Lion Open
Ugi Khishignyam and Turtogtokh Luvsandorj earned third place finishes at the 149- and 174-pound weight classes, respectively, while Bulldog heavyweight Odie Delaney nabbed fourth place at the Nittany Lion Open on Sunday on the campus of Penn State University.
November 30, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Trek to Penn State to Compete in the Nittany Lion Open
The Citadel wrestling team is set to compete in one of the top wrestling opens on the East coast on Sunday when it heads into action at the 2012 Nittany Lion Open, hosted by the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club.
November 21, 2012
Odie Delaney Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week
Bulldog heavyweight grappler Odie Delaney was selected as the Southern Conference wrestler of week for his performance at the Navy Classic last Saturday, Nov. 17. The wrestler of the week award is the fifth of Delaney’s career.
November 17, 2012
Pair of Bulldog Grapplers Pace The Citadel to a Third Place Finish at Navy Classic
Odie Delaney and Ugi Khishignyam dominated their respective weight divisions to earn individual crowns and lift The Citadel wrestling team to a third place finish at the Navy Classic on Saturday.
November 16, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Heads to Annapolis to Compete in the Navy Classic
The Citadel wrestling team will return to action on Saturday as it travels to the United States Naval Academy to take part in the annual Navy Classic at Wesley Brown Field House. Matches are slated to begin at 10:00 am.
November 11, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Fall to Arizona State in 2012-13 Home-Opener
No. 10-ranked Ugi Khishignyam recorded a pin at 5:44 to give The Citadel wrestling team its only six points of the day in a 42-6 loss against Arizona State in the 3rd Battalion on Sunday. The pin is Ugi’s second of the season and improves his record to 5-1 in the 141-pound weight division.
November 10, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Opens Dual Slate with Arizona State in 3rd Battalion
The Citadel wrestling team will begin its dual meet schedule on Sunday when it hosts Pac 12 powerhouse Arizona State in the 3rd Battalion (Law Barracks) at noon. It will mark the first time in program history that the Bulldogs and Sun Devils will square off in a head-to-head battle.
November 4, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Look Sharp at Hokie Open
A second place finish by redshirt freshman Undrakhbayar "Ugi" Khishignyam along with a pair of third place finishes by preseason all-conference team members Turtogtokh Luvsandorj and Odie Delaney highlighted an impressive start to the 2012-13 season for The Citadel wrestling team on Sunday at the Hokie Open.
November 3, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Complete Action at The Citadel Open
The Citadel wrestling team finished up its annual season-opening tournament, The Citadel Open, on Saturday at McAlister Field House. The event included over 275 wrestlers from 25 schools around the Southeast region.
November 2, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Set to Host The Citadel Open Before Competing at Hokie Open
The Citadel wrestling team will open its 2012-13 season on Saturday at McAlister Field House when it hosts The Citadel Open. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs all day. Admission for The Citadel Open is $5. Bulldog upperclassmen will be competing at the Hokie Open hosted by Virginia Tech on Sunday.
October 27, 2012
Bulldog Grapplers Close Out Annual Blue/White Wrestle-Offs
The White team, led by first-year assistant coach Tucker Lane, edged out associate head coach Jeff Ragan’s Blue team by a score of 27-14 on Saturday morning at McAlister Field House in the team’s annual Blue/White wrestle-off competition.
October 25, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Prepared to Showcase 2012-13 Team at Annual Blue/White Wrestle-Offs
The Citadel wrestling team will be hosting its annual Blue/White “Wrestle-Off” competition this weekend. The preliminary round will be held on Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Vandiver Hall and will conclude with the finals on Saturday at 10 a.m. in McAlister Field House.
October 24, 2012
Delaney, Dix, Luvsandorj Selected to Preseason All-Southern Conference Team
Three-time Southern Conference Champion Odie Delaney and two-time champion Turtogtokh Luvsandorj along with Jordan Dix, who finished third at last year’s conference championships, were named to the 2012-13 All-Conference Preseason team on Wednesday as selected by the coaches.
October 22, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Participates in the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure
Members of The Citadel wrestling team and coaching staff laced up their running shoes on Saturday to participate in the 19th-Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure 5k at the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island, S.C.
October 12, 2012
Ragan Shares Experiences at DCI Archdale Clinic Grand Opening
Click on the headline to watch Coach Ragan's speech in its entirety.
September 17, 2012
Delaney, Luvsandorj Ranked Nationally on W.I.N.'s Preseason Top 10 List
Bulldog heavyweight wrestler Odie Delaney along with 174-pound grappler Turtogtokh Luvsandorj earned rankings of 10th and ninth, respectively, on Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine’s 2012-13 Division I Preseason Individual Rankings.
September 4, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Unveils 2012-13 Schedule
The Citadel head wrestling coach Rob Hjerling has announced the team’s 2012-13 schedule on Tuesday. The Bulldogs will host six matches and participate in a few of the most competitive tournaments in the country.
August 23, 2012
Wrestling Adds Nebraska Standout Tucker Lane to Coaching Staff
Bulldog head coach Rob Hjerling announced the addition of Tucker Lane to the wrestling coaching staff on Thursday. Lane comes to The Citadel from the University of Nebraska where he was a four-time NCAA championship qualifier at the heavyweight division while making it to the All-American round his junior and senior years.
August 20, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Welcomes 13 to the 2012-13 Roster
Head Coach Rob Hjerling announced the addition of 13 wrestlers to the 2012-13 Bulldog roster on Monday. Four of the incoming cadets are nationally ranked and National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) All-Americans. The group covers eight states including four from South Carolina.