Telford and Dardanes in Cuba

On Wednesday, Nick Dardanes competed at 65kg in the men's freestyle competition. Nick's first match was a 10-5 victory against Lazaro Carbonell from Cuba. In the semi-final bout he fell to Franklin Maren 12-2 from Cuba. Nick battled back and came out with a tech fall victory against Sixto Aucapina from Peru for the bronze medal. 

Bobby Telford kept the ball rolling on Thursday. He compted at 125kg in the men's freestyle competition. Bobby won his first bout against Hai Shang from China in a 5-0 victory. He went on to wrestle Juan Carlos Mason from Cuba and came out with a 5-2 victory to send him to the finals at the Cerro Pelado. In the finals, Bobby met Yudenny Alpajon from Cuba were he dropped a close bout 2-1. Telford came back with the silver medal at the Cerro Pelado 2017.

Altogether, this was a solid tournament for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club athletes! Stay tuned on hawkeyewrestlingclub.com and our twitter account @HWC_wrestling for more updates on our athletes and their upcoming competitions!

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Supported Athletes

Lauren LouiveLauren Louive
2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier
Nathan Burak Nathan Burak
Three Time NCAA All American
Mike EvansMike Evans
Three time NCAA All American
Chris DardanesChris Dardanes
NCAA All-American

Nick  DardanesNick Dardanes
NCAA All-American
Dan  DennisDan Dennis
2016 Men's Freestyle Olympic Team Member (57 kg)
Bobby TelfordBobby Telford
5th NCAA All American (125 kg)
Thomas  GilmanThomas Gilman
3 Time NCAA All American

Sammy  BrooksSammy Brooks
2 Time All American
Alex MeyerAlex Meyer
NCAA All American
Cory  ClarkCory Clark
NCAA Champion and 4 Time NCAA All American
Matt McDonoughMatt McDonough
2014 National Team Member; 2014 Bronze Medal University Worlds, 2014 University World Team Member