November 11, 2012

Bulldog Grapplers Fall to Arizona State in 2012-13 Home-Opener

The Citadel vs. Arizona State Photo Album

Charleston, S.C. – 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.

The heavyweight bout featured two ranked wrestlers in The Citadel's No. 13 Odie Delaney and Arizona State's No. 9 Levi Cooper. As expected, the two battled it out on the mats for seven minutes, but two Cooper takedowns proved to be the difference as the Sun Devils took the win with a 6-2 decision.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Nov. 17 when they travel to Annapolis, Md., to compete in the Navy Classic. A season ago, Jack Duane took second place in the 184-pound division to help lead The Citadel to a fourth place finish.

The Citadel (0-1) vs. Arizona State (4-0)
Score: 42-6, Sun Devils

125: Ares Carpio (ASU) won by pin over Steven Cox (The Citadel) at 1:50.

133: Shane McGough (ASU) won by pin over Aaron Hansen (The Citadel) at 2:46.

141: Ugi Khishignyam (The Citadel) won by pin over Matthew Kraus (ASU) at 5:44.

149: Nathan Hoffer (ASU) won by decision over Jordan Dix (The Citadel) 8-3.

157: Codey Combs (ASU) won by tech fall over Matthew Frisch (The Citadel) 5:22, 17-0.

165: Parker Madl (ASU) won by decision over Michael Harper (The Citadel) 6-1.

174: Blake Stauffer (ASU) won by pin over John Duane (The Citadel) at 6:27.

184: Kevin Radford (ASU) won by pin over Kendall Hemmings (The Citadel) at 2:09.

197: Jake Meredith (ASU) won by major decision over Nicholas Grossi (The Citadel) 14-4.

285: #9 Levi Cooper (ASU) won by decision over #13 Andrew Delaney (The Citadel) 6-2.

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