Chris Dardanes  
Chris Dardanes
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Oak Park River Forest HS

Weight:
133

Experience:
1L


03/23/2013

Minnesota Boasts Eight All-Americans at 2013 NCAA Championships

The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament

03/22/2013

Nelson to Defend Title in Heavyweight Championship

With 68 points, Minnesota sits third headed into the final day of competition

03/22/2013

Nine Still Alive as Storley and Nelson Advance to Semifinals

Minnesota remains in third with 47.5 points

03/21/2013

8 of 10 Wrestlers Remain Alive for Titles after Session I

Minnesota sits third with 11 team points

03/21/2013

Minnesota Sits Third after Day One of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships

All 10 Gophers remain in competition; 5 still in position to win titles

01/25/2013

Minnesota Wrestling: Cribs

Golden Gopher wrestlers take you behind the scenes.

03/08/2012

Top Ten Moments of 2012

Heading into NCAAs, relive the top 10 moments of the 2012 wrestling season.

03/08/2014

Big Tens First Session

Wrestling Championships

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

07/12/2012

Chris Dardanes

Chris Dardanes Action Photos

Photo Gallery

2013-14: REDSHIRT JUNIOR
Overall Record: 28-8
Dual Meet Record: 8-3
Big Ten Record: 3-2
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 11
Technical Falls: 1

Finished the season with a 28-8 overall record, including a 8-3 dual record and a 3-2 Big Ten record • Took first place at the Bison Open with a 5-0 record, winning each of his final four matches by major decision • Took first place in the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open with a 5-0 record, scoring both his only pin of the season and his only technical fall of the season on the way to the title • Took fourth place at Southern Scuffle • Defeated Logan David of Cornell by major decision in the final round of the National Dual Championships • Placed third at the Big Ten Championships with a record of 3-1, including a third round victory over Josh Dziewa of Iowa, avenging a loss from a meeting earlier in the season • Qualified for NCAA Championships

2012-13: REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Overall Record:21-9
Dual Meet Record:10-3
Big Ten Record:4-2
Pins:2
Major Decisions:5
Technical Falls:0

All-American • Finished the season with a 21-9 overall record, including a 10-3 dual record and a 4-2 Big Ten record • Was 9-9 against ranked opponents • Shared team's Intensity Award • Defeated No. 8 John Morrison of No. 4 Oklahoma State in a 4-1 decision • Saw a major decision over Drew Van Anrooy of No. 13 Oregon State • Went 4-1 at the Southern Scuffle after a sudden victory over No. 15 George DiCamillo of Virginia • Went 2-1 at the National Duals Finals • Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships after falling to No. 3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin • Defeated No. 4 Jordan Conaway of Penn State in a 7-2 decision • Finished sixth at the NCAA Championships with a 4-3 record • Defeated Dylan Hyder of Air Force in a 6-3 decision in the first round before falling to No. 7 Jon Morrison

2011-12 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:25-12
Dual Meet Record:7-4
Big Ten Record:5-2
Pins:6
Major Decisions:7
Technical Falls:1

All-American • Academic All-Big Ten • Finished fourth at his first NCAA championship • UNI Open Champion • Southern Scuffle Champion • Voted the Gophers' Most Improved Wrestler of the Year • Moved into the starting lineup after winning the Southern Scuffle • First dual was a 5-3 decision over No. 2 Logan Stieber of Ohio State, scoring a late takedown to defeat the future NCAA champion • Took second at the Bison Open after falling to teammate David Thorn (2-1 decision) in the championship match • Finished second at the Body Bar with a fall over Virginia's Joe Martinez in the first round • Won the UNI title after defeating Iowa's Alden Isenberg 9-4 in the finals • Pinned Duane Robinson of Upper Iowa in the second round • Defeated No. 13 Nick Soto of Chattanooga 7-2 for the Southern Scuffle (T.N.) championship • Fell 9-6 to No. 5 Bernard Futrell of Illinois before battling picking up a 9-7 decision over No. 8 Cashe Quiroga of Purdue • Won a major decision over Wisconsin border rival Shane McQuade (14-4 major) • Beat No. 18 Zach Stevens of Michigan by a 5-1 decision • Dropped a 5-2 decision to Iowa's No.4 Tony Ramos before routing No.18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska 15-6 • Earned his first letter

2010-11 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)
Did not see any action for the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School • 2010 Illinois State Champion at 135-pounds • Placed fourth in the USA Wrestling Junior National Freestyle Tournament • Ranked No. 5 nationally at 135 by Amateur Wrestling News and No. 13 nationally by InterMat • Two-time state place winner as a junior and sophomore

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 13, 1991 • Son of Deanne Glorioso and John Dardanes • Has two younger brothers, Jack (16), Luke (2), and one older brother Eric (25) • Twin brother, Nick, also is a member of the Gopher wrestling team • Majoring in Sport Management • His most memorable sports thrill was wrestling at Penn State in 2011 • Loves to hunt and fish

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins MD TF Big Ten Finish NCAA Finish
2011-12 25-12 7-4 5-2 6 7 1 6th 4th
2012-13 21-9 10-3 4-2 2 5 - 4th 6th
2013-14 28-8 8-3 3-2 1 11 1 3rd -
Total 74-29 25-10 12-6 9 23 2 - -