May 16, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Hosts Successful BBQ Fundraiser for Coach Jeff Ragan
The Citadel wrestling team along with family and friends hosted a successful BBQ fundraiser on Wednesday to support associate head coach Jeff Ragan who is recovering from kidney transplant surgery last month.
May 9, 2012
Citadel Wrestling Hosting BBQ Fundraiser May 16
The Citadel wrestling program will host a BBQ fundraiser for associate head coach Jeff Ragan on Wednesday, May 16 in the fourth-floor club level of Johnson Hagood Stadium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 5, 2012
Wrestling Concludes Season With Awards Picnic and Banquet
Several Citadel wrestlers were honored for their achievements on the mat and in the classroom this season.
April 23, 2012
Odie Delaney, Vanessa Aponte Named The Citadel's Athletes of the Year
The junior wrestler and sophomore soccer player received top honors at The Citadel's first-ever Athletics Awards Banquet.
March 25, 2012
Ruiz Qualifies for the 2012 Mexican Olympic Wrestling Team
Jesse Ruiz, a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at The Citadel, finished second at the 2012 at the FILA Pan American Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Sunday to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, set for this August in London, England.
March 19, 2012
Brotherly love: The gift of life
Article from the Charleston Post and Courier on Sunday, March 18, 2012 BY JEFF HARTSELL - email@example.com
March 16, 2012
Bulldogs Wrap Up Action at NCAA Wrestling Championships
The Citadel’s Odie Delaney was stopped just one victory shy of All-American status as he and Turtogtokh Luvsandorj wrapped up the Bulldogs’ 2012 season at the NCAA Wrestling Championships Friday evening.
March 15, 2012
Delaney Leads Bulldog Wrestlers at NCAA Championships
The Citadel’s Odie Delaney won both of his opening-day matches at the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships to advances to the quarterfinals Friday morning at the Scottrade Center. Delaney will face the overall No. 1 seed Ryan Flores of American University in the heavyweight bracket.
March 14, 2012
Three Bulldogs Head to NCAA Championships
The Citadel wrestling team will be represented by Odie Delaney, Turtogtokh Luvsandorj and Kelby Smith at the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships starting Thursday morning at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
March 3, 2012
Three Bulldogs Crowned SoCon Champions
Odie Delaney, Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, and Kelby Smith each went 2-0 in their respective weight classes en route to being crowned 2012 Southern Conference champions Saturday at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. The three Bulldogs will represent The Citadel at the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
March 2, 2012
Bulldogs Prepare for SoCon Championship
The Citadel wrestling program is making final preparations for the 2012 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship, hosted by Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena on Saturday. This year's event marks the 75th edition of the tournament in SoCon history.
February 28, 2012
Delaney, Luvsandorj, Smith Named All-SoCon Wrestlers
Odie Delaney, Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, and Kelby Smith have been named 2011-12 All-Southern Conference wrestlers as chosen by the league’s head coaches. Freshman Kyle Casaletto was named to the All-Freshman Team when the conference announced the awards Tuesday morning, as the Bulldogs prepare for the upcoming SoCon Championships on Saturday.
February 22, 2012
Delaney Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week
Redshirt-junior Odie Delaney has been honored as the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competitions from February 15-21.
February 19, 2012
Wrestling Splits Pair of Duals to End Regular Season
The Citadel wrestling team split a pair of duals Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field House to close out the 2011-12 regular season, falling 26-12 to North Carolina and routing Sacred Heart 41-3. The Bulldogs will now prepare for the Southern Conference Championships on March 3 hosted by Chattanooga.
February 18, 2012
Wrestling Hosts North Carolina and Sacred Heart on Sunday
Bulldogs close out the 2012 regular season with a pair of non-conference duals against North Carolina and Sacred Heart Sunday at McAlister Field House.
February 17, 2012
Wrestling Closes Out SoCon Slate with 25-13 Victory over Campbell
The Citadel wrestling team scored victories in the final four matches of the evening as the Bulldogs rallied from a 13-9 deficit to earn a 25-13 Southern Conference win over host Campbell University Friday evening. The Bulldogs even their overall record at 8-8 and secured a third place finish in the SoCon standings with a 4-2 mark on the season.
February 16, 2012
Wrestling Closes SoCon Slate with Trip to Campbell
The Citadel wrestling team finishes up the Southern Conference portion of the 2011-12 schedule with a trip to Buies Creek, N.C. to face Campbell University Friday evening at 6 p.m. inside Gilbert Craig Gore Arena and the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center. The Bulldogs and the Fighting Camels enter the match with identical 3-2 league records, and the dual match winner will finish third in the eight-team Southern Conference standings.
February 11, 2012
Strong Finish Gives Wrestling a 31-12 Win Over Davidson
After trading victories through the first six bouts, The Citadel wrestling team captured the final four matches of the afternoon to secure a 31-12 Southern Conference victory over host Davidson Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena. The Bulldogs improve to 7-8 overall and 3-2 in the SoCon and will travel to face Campbell Friday evening in Buies Creek, N.C. at 6:00 p.m.
February 10, 2012
Four Pins Propel Wrestling to 36-10 Win Over Gardner-Webb
The Citadel used pins by Richard Alarcon, Jordan Dix, Josh Tuck and No. 15 Odie Delaney to defeat host Gardner-Webb 36-10 in Southern Conference action Friday evening at Paul Porter Arena. The Bulldogs improve to 6-8 overall and 2-2 in the SoCon and face Davidson Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
February 9, 2012
Wrestling Travels to Take on Gardner-Webb and Davidson
The Citadel wrestling team looks to pick up a pair of Southern Conference victories this weekend as the Bulldogs travel to face Gardner-Webb Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and take on Davidson Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
February 5, 2012
Alarcon, Delaney Capture Crowns at All-Academy Championships
Richard Alarcon and No. 15 Odie Delaney each captured titles in their respective weight classes as The Citadel wrestling team placed third at the 2012 All-Academy Championships hosted by Air Force Sunday afternoon. Navy won the 2012 crown, its 11th overall and third straight, holding off host Air Force 109.5 to 105. The Bulldogs finished with 81 points.
February 4, 2012
Wrestling Heads to All-Academy Championships
The Citadel wrestling team (5-8, 1-2 SoCon) will battle seven competing military institutions in hopes of capturing the 18th annual All-Academy Championship crown when the Bulldogs travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. this Sunday. Air Force will play host at Clune Arena beginning at 12:00 pm EST. Last year, The Citadel finished in second place to Navy, which won its 10th overall crown and second straight.
February 3, 2012
Kelby Smith Is A Wrestling Force
With a solid overall record this season, Kelby Smith has proven to be a force on the mats to be reckoned with at 197 pounds. Having captured a championship at the Navy Classic during the early season, Smith has provided leadership to the wrestling program.
January 29, 2012
Wrestling Falls to Chattanooga 27-13
Chattanooga jumped out to an early 12-0 advantage and held on late for a 27-13 Southern Conference victory over The Citadel Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field House. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 5-8 overall, 1-2 in the SoCon, while UTC improves to 11-3 overall and 4-0 in the league. The Mocs have won 39 straight SoCon dual meets, dating back to a 27-13 defeat at the hands of The Citadel on Feb. 14, 2004.
January 27, 2012
Wrestling Takes on Chattanooga in SoCon Clash
The Citadel wrestling team returns to action Sunday, Jan. 29, as the Bulldogs hosts Chattanooga in a Southern Conference dual meet at the McAlister Field House starting at 2:00 p.m. Live scoring and pay-per-view live video will be available for Sunday’s action. Links can be found on CitadelSports.com.
January 22, 2012
Three Pins Lead Wrestling to 36-6 Victory over VMI
Three Bulldogs notched wins via fall as The Citadel defeated Virginia Military Institute 36-6 Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field House to give head coach Rob Hjerling his 100th career victory. The win is the Bulldogs fifth straight against VMI and evens their Southern Conference record at 1-1 on the season.
January 21, 2012
Wrestling Looks to Rebound Against VMI on Sunday
After dropping their Southern Conference opener to Appalachian State by a razor-thin 21-19 margin Friday night, The Citadel wrestling team returns to action Sunday, Jan. 22, as the Bulldogs host Virginia Military Institute in a dual meet at the McAlister Field House starting at 2:00 p.m.
January 20, 2012
Wrestling Drops SoCon Opener to Appalachian State 21-19
Odie Delaney picked up his fourth straight victory by fall, but The Citadel wrestling team lost to visiting Appalachian State by a 21-19 score in their Southern Conference opener at McAlister Field House Friday evening. The Bulldogs fall to 4-7 overall, 0-1 in the SoCon, while Appalachian improves to 9-3, 3-0 in the league.
January 19, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Hosts Appalachian State Friday to Open SoCon Slate
The Citadel Wrestling team returns to action this Friday, Jan. 20, as the Bulldogs host Appalachian State in a dual meet at the McAlister Field House starting at 7:00 p.m. The dual meet is the first Southern Conference contest of the season for The Citadel, while Appalachian State enters the bout at 2-0 in the league.
January 18, 2012
Delaney Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week
The Citadel junior Odie Delaney has been selected as the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competitions from January 11-17.
January 14, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Places Eighth at Virginia Duals
Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, Kelby Smith and Odie Delaney all went a perfect 5-0 over the weekend as The Citadel wrestling team placed eighth out of 14 teams at the Virginia Duals held at the Hampton Coliseum. The Bulldogs opened the second day of action with a 22-15 win over North Carolina before dropping a 19-18 heart-breaker on a tiebreaker to North Dakota State and losing in the seventh-place bout to the University of Buffalo 24-15.
January 13, 2012
Bulldogs Rally to Earn Split at Virginia Duals
Trailing 16-6 against sixth-seeded Bucknell, The Citadel wrestling team posted victories in the final four matches of the dual meet and overtake the Bison by a 21-16 final to earn a split in the first day of action at the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. The Bulldogs return to action Saturday morning against North Carolina at 10 a.m.
January 12, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Travels to Virginia Duals
The Citadel Wrestling team returns to action this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14, as the Bulldogs travel to compete in the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. In Friday’s opening round, The Citadel will face No. 21 Kent State at 11:00 a.m.
January 6, 2012
Delaney and Alarcon Pace Wrestling to 28-14 Victory over Duke
Odie Delaney and Richard Alarcon each posted wins by fall to lead The Citadel to a 28-14 victory over Duke at McAlister Field House Friday night. The win was the Bulldogs seventh straight victory over the Blue Devils and second dual meet victory over an ACC member this season.
January 5, 2012
Bulldog Wrestling Hosts Duke in Dual Meet Friday Night
The Citadel Wrestling team returns to action this Friday, Jan. 6, as the Bulldogs host Duke in a dual meet at the McAlister Field House starting at 7:00 p.m. Both schools return to the mat after competing in the Southern Scuffle last weekend in Chattanooga, Tenn.
January 2, 2012
Luvsandorj Places Sixth, Leads Bulldogs to 16th Place Finish at Southern Scuffle
Turtogtokh Luvsandorj placed sixth in a highly-competitive 174-pound weight class to lead The Citadel wrestling team to a 16th place finish at the annual Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.
January 1, 2012
Two Members of Bulldog Wrestling Still Alive at Southern Scuffle
A pair of members of The Citadel wrestling team remain in contention after day one of the annual Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.
December 30, 2011
Bulldog Wrestling Kicks Off New Year at Southern Scuffle
The Citadel Wrestling team returns to action this weekend as it opens the New Year at the Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2, 2012, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the Mocs’ McKenzie Arena. One of the largest in-season tournaments in the country, the Southern Scuffle welcomes 22 teams to the mat, with eight squads ranked in the NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Top-25.
December 17, 2011
Citadel Wrestling Defeats North Carolina State 19-18
Odie Delaney scored the only fall of the match and four other Citadel wrestlers scored decision victories as the Bulldogs captured their opening home dual meet of the season with 19-18 victory over North Carolina State at McAlister Field House Saturday afternoon.
December 16, 2011
Bulldog Wrestling Opens Home Slate With Dual Meet Against NC State
The Citadel Wrestling team returns to action this Saturday, Dec. 17, as the Bulldogs host North Carolina State in a dual meet at the McAlsiter Field House starting at 2:00 p.m. Both schools return to the mat after competing in the Nittany Lion Open at Penn State on Dec. 4.
December 4, 2011
Luvsandorj Places Fourth To Highlight Bulldogs at Nittany Lion Open
No. 12 Turtogtukh Luvsandorj posted a fourth-place finish with a 4-2 record to highlight The Citadel Wrestling team in action at the 2011 Nittany Lion Open. 11 Bulldogs competed in the all-day event, which featured 475 grapplers from around the country.
December 2, 2011
Bulldog Wrestling Travels to Penn State for Nittany Lion Open
The Citadel Wrestling team returns from a two-week break Sunday as it travels to Penn State to take part in the annual Nittany Lion Open at PSU’s Rec Hall beginning at 8:30 am.
November 19, 2011
Smith Paces Wrestlers to Fourth-Place Finish at Navy Classic
Top-seeded Kelby Smith captured the 197-pound title as The Citadel Wrestling team placed fourth at the 34th annual Navy Classic Saturday afternoon at the United States Naval Academy.
November 18, 2011
Bulldog Wrestling To Compete In Navy Classic This Weekend
The Citadel Wrestling team returns to action Saturday afternoon as it travels to the United States Naval Academy to take part in the annual Navy Classic at Westley Brown Field House beginning at 10:00 am.
November 12, 2011
Wrestling Drops Three Duals at Wrestle for a Cure
Senior Kelby Smith was a perfect 3-for-3 on the afternoon and junior Turtogtokh Luvsandorj picked up a pair of victories, but The Citadel Wrestling team dropped all three of its duals Saturday afternoon at the 2011 Wrestle for a Cure Duals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. The Bulldogs fell 22-12 to Cleveland State, 33-8 to Lock Haven and 46-3 to #9 Illinois.
November 11, 2011
Bulldog Wrestling Heads to 2011 Wrestle for a Cure Duals
The Citadel Wrestling team kicks off their dual slate this weekend with three matches in the 2011 Wrestle for a Cure Duals on Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. This year’s event boasts 28 participating teams, including NCAA Division I, II, and III squads and club programs.
November 7, 2011
Wrestling Competes In The Citadel Open
The Citadel wrestling team completed action over the weekend when they hosted their annual season-opening tournament in The Citadel Open on Saturday at McAlister Field House.
November 7, 2011
Wrestling Fares Well at Hokie Open
A pair of second-place finishes by junior Turtogtokh Luvsandorj and freshman Ugi Undrakhbayar highlighted a solid season-opening effort by The Citadel Wrestling squad at the Hokie Open hosted by Virginia Tech on Saturday.
November 4, 2011
Wrestling Hosts The Citadel Open on Sunday
The Citadel Wrestling team will open their 2011-2012 season on Sunday at McAlister Field House when they host The Citadel Open. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs all day. Admission for The Citadel Open is $5.
October 27, 2011
Wrestling Picked to Finish Third, Delaney and Luvsandorj Earn Preseason SoCon Honors
The Citadel Wrestling team was picked to finish third on Thursday as voted on by the Southern Conference’s wrestling coaches. The coaches also voted on a 10-member preseason All-Southern Conference wrestling team.
October 27, 2011
Grapplers Set to Host Annual Blue-White “Wrestle-Offs” on Friday at Vandiver Hall
The Citadel Wrestling team will host their annual Blue-White “Wrestle-Offs” on Friday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the wrestling room of Vandiver Hall. Originally scheduled to be two days, the entire event will now take place on Friday afternoon.
October 13, 2011
Bulldog Grapplers Take Part in Community Service Project with Courageous Kidz
Several members of The Citadel Wrestling team took time recently to volunteer their services in building a haunted house for the Courageous Kidz non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping families of children with cancer.
October 11, 2011
Two Bulldog Wrestlers Ranked in Preseason Poll
Defending Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year Turtogtokh Luvsandorj and two-time NCAA qualifier Odie Delaney were ranked by WrestlingReport.com’s preseason NCAA rankings on Tuesday.
September 15, 2011
Wrestling Unveils Slate for 2011-12 Season
Head Coach Rob Hjerling and The Citadel Wrestling team announced their 2011-2012 schedule on Thursday, which is highlighted by seven home events.
August 22, 2011
2010-11 Moment #5: Turtogtokh Luvsandorj’s Season to Remember
With the 2011-12 season right around the corner, we wanted to take a look back at the past year. We will countdown our Top 10 moments from 2010-11 in the world of Bulldog Athletics. Follow along with us over the next two weeks through Friday, Aug. 26 on CitadelSports.com!
July 7, 2011
Turtogtokh Luvsandorj Wins Mongolian World Team Trials
The Citadel’s Turtogtokh Luvsandorj went 4-1 en route to capturing the Mongolian World Team Trials last week.
July 6, 2011
Bulldog Wrestling Adds 15 for 2011-2012 Season
The Citadel Wrestling program announced the addition of 15 new wrestlers to the program on Wednesday.