December 19, 2012

Khishignyam Earns Second Consecutive SoCon Wrestler of the Week Award

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Citadel's 141-pounder, Ugi Khishignyam, 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.

Ugi continued his domination in his respective 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 competitive Reno Tournament of Champions.

Ugi, who holds an overall record of 19-2, collected two falls (one pin and one technical fall) and a major decision before meeting 18th-ranked Nathan Pennesi from West Virginia in the semifinals.

The Mongolia native dominated Pennesi in an 8-3 decision to move him into the championship match against Oregon State's fourth-ranked Michael Mangrum.

In the final bout the Bulldog grappler used two takedowns while allowing just three escapes to narrowly edge out Mangrum and earn the title at 141. He did not allow a single takedown or reversal in his five bouts.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, Ugi was named the Reno Tournament of Champions' Most Outstanding Wrestler award.


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