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Matt McDonough medals at University Worlds

[ 0 ] July 8, 2014 |
Two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough won a bronze medal Tuesday at the 2014 University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary. (USA TODAY Sports)

Two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough won a bronze medal Tuesday at the 2014 University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary. (USA TODAY Sports)

FROM IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION:

Two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough took home a bronze medal Tuesday at the 2014 University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary.

McDonough scored eight unanswered points in the second period to earn a technical fall at 125.5 pounds over Ukraine’s Petro Bileichuk 12-2 and earn his first career medal in international competition.

McDonough won by technical fall 16-6 in the quarterfinals against Turkey’s Ziya Daylak before losing 10-7 in the semifinals to eventual champion Fumitaka Morishita of Japan.

The United States won three medals on the first day of competition. Former Oklahoma State All-American Tyler Caldwell won gold at 163, and former Kent State national champion Dustin Kilgore took silver at 213.

The University World Championships resume Wednesday and conclude Saturday.

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