TERVEL DLAGNEV
2016-17 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 125 kg/275 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 8 (2009-17)
Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Club: Sunkist Kids
College: Nebraska-Kearney
High School: Arlington (Texas)
Born: Nov. 19, 1985 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Height: 6-2

Career Highlights
- 2009 and 2014 World bronze medalist
- Fifth in 2012 Olympic Games
- Fifth in 2011 and 2013 World Championships
- 2011 Pan American Games champion
- 2008 University World Champion
- Four-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
- 2016 Pan American Olympic Qualifier champion
- Two-time NCAA Div. II national champion for Nebraska-Kearney

2016: U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Pan American Olympic Qualifier champion… Third at Paris International Open (France)…
2015: U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion…
2014: Third in World Championships… Third in Golden Grand Prix (Azerbaijan)… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion…
2013: Fifth in World Championships… Third in Ziolkowski International (Poland)… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Alexander Medved International champion (Belarus)… World Cup silver medalist…
2012: New York AC International champion… Hargobind International champion (Canada)… Fifth in Olympic Games… Ziolkowski International champion (Poland)… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Pan American Championships gold medalist… Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)… Second in Ivan Yarygin Memorial (Russia)…
2011: Pan American Games champion… Fifth in World Championships… Third in Ziolkowski International (Poland)… Fifth in Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Third in Alexander Medved International (Belarus)… Buryatia Republic President’s Cup champion (Russia)… Third in Ivan Yarygin Memorial (Russia)…
2010: New York AC International champion… Second in Habibi & Movahed Cup (Iran)… Second in Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix (Azerbaijan)… Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Pan American Championships gold medalist… Second in U.S. Open… Alexander Medved International champion (Belarus)…
2009: Third in World Championships… New York AC International Open champion… Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix champion (Azerbaijan)… U.S. World Team Trials champion… Second in U.S. Open… Third in Takhti Cup… Ukrainian Memorial International champion… Second in Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)…
2008: New York AC International champion… World University champion… Third in U.S. Open…University World Team Trials champion… University Nationals champion…
2007: Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Fourth in U.S. Open…
2006: Second in Northern Plains Regional…
College: 2007 and 2008 NCAA Division II champion at Nebraska-Kearney, where he was coached by Marc Bauer… Led UNK to Division II national team title in 2008, the first in school history… 2006 Midlands champion… Placed second in 2006 NCAA Division II tournament and placed sixth in 2005…
High School: Third in Texas state tournament in 2003… Fourth in state tournament in 2002 in just his second year of wrestling…
Awards: 2014 USA Wrestling Freestyle Wrestler of the Year…
Personal: Son of Ivaylo and Igrena Dlagnev… Has one sister, Kassie… He and his wife, Kirsten, were married on May 8, 2010. They have two sons, Isaiah Tervel and Titus… Moved to the United States from Bulgaria when he was four years old…