Oct. 3, 2012
USA Wrestling wrapped up another day of competition today at the World University Wrestling Championships in Kourtane, Finland. Minnesota heavyweight Tony Nelson competed for the men’s freestyle team in the 120 kg/264.5 lb. weight class and worked his way to fifth place, for the top USA finish of the day.
Nelson started the day against his original draw, Sunny Dhinsa of Canada, and a win (0-1, 1-0, 1-1). He then advanced to face Iran’s Parviz Hadi in the quarterfinals. Hadi prevailed 2-0, 3-0 to knock Nelson into the consolation round.
Now working towards bronze, Nelson only needed two periods to take care of Richard Csercsics (Hungary), winning 3-2, 1-0. Nelson battled O. Khotsianivskyi (Ukraine) in the third place match. Despite a solid effort, Nelson fell 0-1, 0-4 to finish fifrth in the event.
Nelson will return to Minnesota for his junior season an looks to defend his 2012 NCAA Heavyweight National Championship title.
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