Telford Burak Dardanes at Paris Tournament 2017

Paris, France: The Paris Tournament took place this past weekend, and the Hawkeye Wrestling Club had three competitors: Telford, Burak, and Dardanes.

-Nick Dardanes wrestled at 65kg in the men's freestyle category and won his qualification match agianst Michael Asselstine from Canada 9-0. He advanced on to the quarterfinals where he lost to James Kennedy from the USA 2-0. 

-Nathan Burak also competed in the men's freestyle tournament at 97kg on Saturday where he ended up taking second! His quarterfinal match was agaisnt Wladimir Remel from Germany and he won 7-2. The semi-final match was a tech fall victory for Burak agaisnt Maxime Francois from France. The final matchup for Burak was against Ivan Yankouski from BLR where he lost 7-0. 

-Bobby Telford wrestled on Sunday in the men's freestyle tournament at 125kg. He lost his qualification match against Geno Petriashvili from Georgia by tech fall. 


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Lauren LouiveLauren Louive
2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier
Nathan Burak Nathan Burak
Three Time NCAA All American
Chris DardanesChris Dardanes
NCAA All-American
Nick  DardanesNick Dardanes
NCAA All-American

Bobby TelfordBobby Telford
5th NCAA All American (125 kg)
Thomas  GilmanThomas Gilman
3 Time NCAA All American and Silver Medalist at 2017 World Championships
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Alex MeyerAlex Meyer
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