Alex Dieringer will leave Krasnoyarsk, Russia, with some extra weight in his luggage.
Dieringer — a three-time NCAA wrestling national champion and 2016 Dan Hodge Trophy winner for Oklahoma State — took home the bronze medal for 79 kilograms in freestyle at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix after his opponent, Alan Zaseev of Russia did not weigh in.
Dieringer went 2-1 in the matches he wrestled in during the tournament. He opened the tournament with a 13-0 technical fall victory over Zeping Lin of China then rallied for a 7-4 decision against Zaseev. Dieringer then fell by 5-2 decision to reigning World bronze medalist Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov of Russia in a semifinal bout.
The 2016 OSU graduate went 133-4 and was 19-1 in the NCAA tournament to end his career on an 82-match win streak, which is the third longest run in program history.