Bono-Led U.S. Team Takes Third, Paulson Wins Bronze at Pan-Am Games
MONTERREY, Mexico – The U.S. freestyle wrestling team, lead by Iowa State assistant coach Chris Bono, notched third-place honors at the Pan-American Championships, held Sunday in the Centro de Alto. The squad crowned one gold medalist in former Nebraska-Kearney heavyweight, Tervel Dlagnev (120 kg/264.5 pounds). Former ISU national champion Trent Paulson took the bronze medal at 74 kg (163 pounds).
Paulson began the tournament with a win over Puerto Rico’s Franklin Lantigua. After dropping the opening period, Paulson dominated the remaining two periods to take the match, 1-3, 5-0, 6-0. The former Cyclone 157-pound standout fell to 2004 Olympic bronze medalist and eventual tournament champion Ivan Fundora of Cuba by a score of 1-2, 0-2. Paulson, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, went 1-1 in the event.
Re: Bono-Led U.S. Team Takes Third, Paulson Wins Bronze at Pan-Am Games
Great to hear! If only we can get bono to not take the UNI job.