Iowa placed 2nd at NCAA Championships to earn a trophy for the 8th straight year
Gilman, Sorensen place 4th in their 1st NCAA Championships
Hawkeyes are in 2nd place entering the final day of the national wrestling tournament
Iowa has 4 wrestlers alive on the backside of bracket, 7 in round of 12
Hawkeyes in second place after Session II
NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV Friday, March 20, 2015
B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II Saturday, March 7, 2015
Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I Saturday, March 7, 2015
No. 2 Missouri 18, No. 1 Iowa 12 EAS/NWCA National Duals final Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
No. 1 Iowa 24, No. 5 Cornell University 8 Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
2014-15 -- placed fifth at NCAA Championships to earn his third All-America honor... placed third at Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic bid to national tournament... won the Midlands Championships... posted an overall record of 33-5, including a 15-2 record in duals and a 7-2 mark in the Big Ten... 33 wins were a career high... had a 9-2 mark at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... .reached as high as No. 1 in national rankings... had a 15-4 record against ranked opponents... led the team with 13 pins... letterwinner.
2013-14 -- placed fourth at NCAA Championships to earn his second All-America honor... placed third at Big Ten Championships... posted an overall record of 26-7, including a 9-3 record in duals and a 5-3 mark in the Big Ten... reached as high as No. 1 in national rankings...had a 12-6 record against ranked opponents... earned the Mike J. McGivern Award for most courageous wrestler... recorded five pins, three major decisions and one technical fall... opened the season with five straight pins to win Luther Open.. four pins were under one minute... placed second at Midlands Championships... letterwinner.
2012-13 -- placed third at Big Ten Championships to earn his second-straight NCAA automatic berth... injury defaulted after an opening round victory at the NCAA Championships... posted a 20-6 overall record, including 16-5 in Big Ten duals... was 4-2 in Big Ten duals... was 8-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... scored 70 points in dual competition, the fourth-highest total on the team... recorded five falls, two major decisions and a technical fall... his fastest pin (0:51) ranked third on the team... overall winning percentage (.769) ranked fourth on the team... letterwinner.
2011-12 -- All-American, placing fifth at NCAA Championships... placed second at Big Ten Championships, earning his first automatic NCAA bid... posted a 29-9 record at heavyweight, going 9-5 in duals and 2-2 in Big Ten duals... scored 36 team points in dual competition... pinned nine opponents, which ranked second on team... his fastest pin (0:23) also ranked second on team... went 6-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... runner-up at Midlands Championships and Grand View Open... won Lindenwood Open title... academic all-Big Ten... NWCA All-Academic team... letterwinner.
2010-11 -- redshirted... posted a 22-4 record at heavyweight while competing unattached... won titles at Northern Iowa, William Penn, Glen Brand, Pat "Flash" Flanagan, Grand View and DuHawk Opens... pinned 13 opponents and scored two major decisions... ended season on a 16-match winning streak... won heavyweight title at FILA Junior Nationals.
High School -- two-time state champion and All-American... prep career record of 118-37 includes a 80-1 mark his last two seasons... named outstanding wrestler at 2010 state tournament... two-time conference and Vanguard Invitational champion... went 8-0 at Virginia Duals as a junior and senior... also won titles at Mount Mat Madness, Beast of the East, War on the Shore, Bethlehem Hurricane Classic, Ray Oliver Invitational and Hurricane Invitational.
Personal -- born June 19, 1991... son of Bob and Gigi Telford... Health and Human Physiology- health studies major.
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