Nick Dardanes  
Nick Dardanes

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Oak Park River Forest HS

Weight:
149

Experience:
1L


05/21/2013

Gophers Named NWCA All-Academic Top 30 Team

Nick Dardanes, Scott Schiller, and Kevin Steinhaus receive individual recognition

05/20/2013

Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler

03/31/2013

Wrestling Places Eight on Winter Academic All-Big Ten

Overall conference list includes 90 wrestlers

03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

03/23/2013

Minnesota Boasts Eight All-Americans at 2013 NCAA Championships

The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament

02/23/2013

Gophers Advance to Finals

The Gopher wrestling team advanced to the finals of the National Duals after beating Iowa.

01/25/2013

Minnesota Wrestling: Cribs

Golden Gopher wrestlers take you behind the scenes.

11/12/2012

Minnesota-Hofstra Recap

Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.

03/09/2014

Session Three

Big Tens

03/08/2014

Big Tens First Session

Wrestling Championships

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

02/02/2014

Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling

07/12/2012

Nick Dardanes

Nick Dardanes Action Photos

Photo Gallery

2013-14 SEASON

Overall Record:28-2 (9-1)
Technical Falls:
2
Falls:
2

2011-12 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:

Overall Record: 30-9
Dual Meet Record: 13-5
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 12
Technical Falls: 0

Had 30-9 overall 2012-2013 season record • Recorded a 13-5 dual record and 6-2 Big Ten record •Shared team's Intensity Award • Saw Academic All-Big Ten honors • Earned All-American honors • Finished seventh at the NCAA Championships with a 9-5 decision over Zach Neibert of Virginia Tech • Named to National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Top-30 team • Saw third place finish at the Big Ten Championships finishing with a 3-1 record • won by major decision against No. 5 Brandon Nelsen of Purdue • Finished in first place at Bison Open (11/10/12) • Had string of major decision victories from Nov. 16 - Nov. 24• Finished third place in the Southern Scuffle after a 10-4 decision over Chris Mecate of Old Dominion in the third round • Had 12-4 major decision over No. 7 Mark Ballweg of Iowa at the National Duals Finals.

2011-12 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Overall Record: 22-10
Dual Meet Record: 12-4
Big Ten Record: 5-2
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 9
Technical Falls: 1

Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships • Appeared in his first NCAA championships and finished with a record of 2-2 • Finished the season with 22 wins and nine major decision victories • Had a seven-match winning streak over the course of the season • Won the Bison Open championship after meeting teammate Seth Lange in the title match (11-10 decision) • Fell 9-6 decision to No. 17 Mike Nevinger of Cornell before winning five straight dual matches, including a sudden victory (14-12) over No. 7 Josh Kindig of Oklahoma State • Went 5-2 in Big Ten competition, dropping close matches to No. 6 Hunter Stieber of Ohio State (8-10) and No. 7 Montell Marion of Iowa (2-3),but finishing the stretch with a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska • Went undefeated with two major decisions in the National Duals • Named to the Big Ten All-Academic • Earned his first letter.

2010-11 • REDSHIRTED:
Went 20-4 overall in his first season with the Gophers • Recorded four pins, six major decisions and one technical fall • Placed second in the Bison Open to begin the season • Won his first title as a Gopher at the Kaufman-Brand Open after claiming a 13-3 major decision in the quarterfinals and a 10-5 decision over Seth Noble of Northern Iowa in the championship • Edged Augsburg's Cody Hansen in the finals with a 9-6 decision to pick up his second title of the season • Defeated Northwestern's Colin Shober 7-4 at the Midlands Championship • Wrapped up his first season of action at the Flash Open taking third place, beating Wisconsin's Thomas Glenn by a 14-3 major decision in the third-place match.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2010 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School • Two-time Illinois state champion • Won his second-straight state title as a senior in 2010 at 140-pounds • Ranked No. 2 nationally at 140 by InterMat and No. 3 by Amateur Wrestling News • Rated No. 19 overall high school senior by InterMat • Placed second at the USA Wrestling Junior National Freestyle Tournament • Captured his first state championship at 130-pounds as a junior.
PERSONAL:
Signed with Minnesota along with twin brother, Chris.
Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2011-12 141 22-10 22-10 12-4 5-2 - 2 9 1 2-3 - - 2-2/4th 2-2
2012-13 141 30-9 30-9 13-5 6-2 - 1 12 - 6-7 W9 - 3-1/3rd 5-2/7th
Total 52-19 32-19 25-9 11-4 - 3 21 1 8-10 - - - -