UI heavyweight enters the NCAA Championships on a winning streak
UI head coach wants to see urgency, fight, points, separation and domination out of 2013-14 Hawkeyes
Iowa sits in fourth place, has seven wrestlers alive in the tournament
Hawkeyes in fourth place following Session I
All 9 qualifiers still alive in tournament
Session V Saturday, March 22, 2014
Session III Friday, March 21, 2014
Session I Thursday, March 20, 2014
Session II Thursday, March 20, 2014
Session III Big Ten Wrestling Sunday, March 9, 2014
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... reach 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 studies major.
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