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Alex Dieringer wins gold at 2019 Dan Kolov International

The three-time NCAA champion outscored his opponents 37-0.

Alex Dieringer dominated his way to a 10-0 first-period technical fall to defeat Omarakhab Nazhmudinov of Romania for gold at 79 kilograms/174 pounds at the Dan Kolov International on Friday in Ruse, Bulgaria.

Dieringer made quick work of Nazhmudinov, who was third in this year’s under-23 World Championship, with a takedown just 40 seconds in. The three-time NCAA champion from Oklahoma State added another takedown before driving Nazhmudinov out of bounds on a double-leg takedown to complete the 10-0 technical fall with 4:12 left in the first.

Dieringer outscored his four opponents 37-0 in the tournament. He made the finals with a 6-0 win over 2018 U23 World Champion Nika Kentchadze of Georgia in the semifinals.

In the first session, Dieringer scored two technical falls, defeating Muhammet Nuri Kotanoglu of Turkey, 11-0, and Zaur Efendiev of Serbia, 10-0.

The Dan Kolov is a United World Wrestling Ranking Series tournament. The UWW determines the top four seeds in each weight class at this year’s World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Wrestlers that place in the top five score points at UWW Ranking Series events.