Ugi Khishignyam Tabbed with SoCon Wrestler of Week Honors
Spartanburg, S.C. – 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.
Ugi helped the Bulldogs to a 32-12 win over Davidson in their SoCon opener at McAlister Field House on Dec. 6. The redshirt freshman posted a 21-6 technical fall over the Wildcats' Sejiro Littleton in his first-ever league bout.
The Mongolia native, ranked seventh nationally at 141, improved to 14-2 on the year and 2-0 in dual meets. The award is the first of the young wrestler's career.
"This is a nice accolade for Ugi" said Head Coach Rob Hjerling "He has had a good start to this year, and we are looking forward to see how him and the rest of the team do this weekend in Reno."
The Citadel (1-1, 1-0 SoCon) will be back in action on Sunday when it heads to Reno, Nev., to wrestle in the always competitive Reno Tournament of Champions.