Dlagnev joins Team USA staff for 2018 World Championships

Tervel Dlagnev coaching Kyle Snyder at the World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tervel Dlagnev, Ohio State assistant coach, has been selected to serve in a similar role for Team USA's 2018 Senior World Championships squad competing in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-22. He'll coach alongside the U.S. National Team staff of head coach Bill Zadick and assistant coaches Joe Russell and Kevin Jackson.

Buckeyes will be everywhere in Budapest as Ohio State graduates Kyle Snyder and Logan Stieber are in the American lineup once again. Snyder clinched the 2017 World Freestyle Championship for Team USA by defeating Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev in "the match of the century." The team title ended a 22-year drought and marked the third men's freestyle World crown in United States history.

Now back to Dlagnev, who has helped Ohio State earn Big Ten titles and NCAA runner-up accolades in each of his first two seasons as a Buckeye coach. As an athlete, he found much international success when representing the Stars & Stripes and placing fifth at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Dlagnev was a four-time World Team member, winning bronze medals in 2009 and 2014.


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