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Olympic medalist Tervel Dlagnev named Assistant Wrestling Coach for Nebraska

by Nebraska Athletics

Tervel Dlagnev graphic by the University of Nebraska.

Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning announced the naming of former NCAA National Champion and Olympic medal winner, Tervel Dlagnev, as an assistant coach.

"We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Tervel," Coach Manning said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Nebraska, will provide another piece to our coaching staff and will add value to our student-athletes' experience on and off the mat."

One of the nation's best heavyweight freestyle wrestlers in history, Dlagnev won the Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games and placed fifth in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He also won World bronze medals for the United States in 2009 and 2014 and was a 2011 Pan American Games and 2008 University World title Champion. In college, Dlagnev was a two-time NCAA National Champion and four-time All-American at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Dlagnev comes to Nebraska after serving as an assistant coach at Ohio State University, where he was hired before the 2016-17 season. Dlagnev has also worked with athletes at the Ohio Regional Training Center.