Dlagnev leaving Ohio State to become head freestyle coach at Nebraska Wrestling Training Center

Tervel Dlagnev coached at Ohio State from 2016-2021 (Photo/Sam Janicki,

Two-time Olympian Tervel Dlagnev is heading home.

The 35-year-old Dlagnev is leaving his position as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State to become the head freestyle coach for the Nebraska Wrestling Training Center in Lincoln, Neb.

Dlagnev competed collegiately in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was a four-time All-American and a two-time NCAA Division II national champion. He went on to have a very successful international wrestling career in freestyle, winning world bronze medals in 2009 and 2014 at 120 kilograms, as well as a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. Dlagnev placed fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He competed for the Ohio RTC prior to joining the Ohio State coaching staff in 2016.

"My time training at the Ohio RTC and coaching at Ohio State has been filled with amazing experiences that I'll always be grateful for with memories I'll never forget, but I am moving on to a new chapter in my life," Dlagnev said in a statement released by Ohio State.


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ban basketball (1) about 2 weeks ago
You'd be WAY better off coming back to UNI and being an upper weight coach. We need one again.