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!