UNK Wrestling: Dlagnev Dominates U.S. Open


Kearney, Neb. – Former Nebraska-Kearney wrestler Tervel Dlagnev dominated the 2014 Las Vegas ASICS U.S. Open this weekend by out coring the competition 52-1.

Dlagnev (Sunkist Kids Wrestling/Columbus, Ohio) won another national title by recording five straight tech falls.

In the semifinals, he beat former Northern State standout Matt Meuleners by a 10-0 score. He registered the same score in the finals against Dom Bradley, a former Missouri Tiger.

Last year in this tournament, Bradley upset Dlagnev in the finals.

Dlagnev, who has made every U.S. World or Olympic Team but once since 2009, was one of eight freestyle champions crowned on Saturday.

The top seven finishers in each Olympic weight class qualify for the U.S. World Team Trials on May 31-June 1 in Madison, Wisc. The World Championships are scheduled for Sept. 8-14 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Mens FS FS 125 KG - Tervel Dlagnev's place is 1st
Champ. Round 1 - Tervel Dlagnev won by tech fall over Steven Wood (Bakersfield), TF 10-0
Champ. Round 2 - Tervel Dlagnev won by tech fall over Justin Grant (NYAC/BWC), TF 12-1
Quarterfinal - Tervel Dlagnev won by tech fall over Ross Larson (Sooner Wrestling Club), TF 10-0
Semifinal - Tervel Dlagnev won by tech fall over Matt Meuleners (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), TF 10-0
1st Place Match - Tervel Dlagnev won by tech fall over Dom Bradley (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club), TF 10-0

Courtesy of UNK Media Relations