December 5, 2012

Bulldog Grapplers Open Conference Action at Home Against Davidson

MATCH NOTES - The Citadel vs. Davidson


Charleston, S.C. – 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.

The Citadel holds a 3-7 record over the last decade in conference home openers with its last win coming against Davidson on Dec. 18, 2010.

The Bulldogs are coming off a strong showing at the competitive Nittany Lion Open last Sunday where No. 7-ranked Ugi Khishignyam took third place in the 141-pound division. Unattached teammate Turtogtokh Luvsandorj also took third at 174, while heavyweight Odie Delaney nabbed fourth place.

Davidson enters the match with six duals under its belt, coming away with victories in five of them. Most recently, the Wildcats swept the Sacred Heart Tri-Meet which included Sacred Heart and Roger Williams University. Davidson's only loss came on Nov. 15 when it was downed 40-3 by fourth-ranked Ohio State.

Free Admission
Coach Hjerling encourages all Citadel fans to come and support the Bulldogs as they open up conference action on Thursday. Admission is free to all fans. 

Thursday's Probable Starters (with InterMat rankings)


The Citadel
(0-1, 0-0 SoCon)

(5-1, 0-0 SoCon)


Steven Cox (4-7)

Drew Ferguson (0-0)

Philip Elias (7-3)

Matt Zarth (1-4)


Aaron Hansen (10-6)

Anthony Elias (2-1)


#7 Ugi Khishignyam (13-2)

Sejiro Littleton (6-3)


Jordan Dix (7-7)

Kevin Birmingham (4-2)

Patrick Devlin (1-3)



Matt Frisch (11-6)

Nathaniel Powers (1-3)

CT Taveli ( 0-3)



Mike Harper (4-8)

Chris Cirenza (4-2)



Jack Duane (5-6)

Ian Solcz (5-2)



Jared Hemmings (4-6)

Scott Patrick (11-2)



Nick Grossi (2-6)

Marshall Haas (5-7)

Carson Stack (4-3)



#16 Odie Delaney (11-4)

Ed Isola (4-1)

Jordan Ownby (0-3)


A recap and results will follow the dual meet. For more information on Bulldog wrestling, visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics at