Citadel All-America wrestler Ugi Khishignyam reinstated by NCAA


Staff reports;The Charleston Post and Courier
Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:22 p.m.

The Citadel’s All-America wrestler Ugi Khishignyam will be back in the lineup when the Bulldogs open Southern Conference action Sunday against Appalachian State.

Khishignyam, who finished fourth in the NCAA Wrestling Championships last year at 141 pounds, was reinstated by the NCAA earlier this week. He had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for this season because of questions about his wrestling experience in Mongolia.

The NCAA ruled this week that Bokh wrestling, the traditional form of wrestling in Mongolia, and American wrestling are separate sports, and that Khishignyam should not have been charged with a season of competition for participating in a Bokh event in 2010.


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