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Minnesota’s Dardanes brothers try to win national titles

Plenty of brothers have won NCAA titles, but rarely have they achieved that feat while teammates. Mark and Dave Schultz, portrayed in the critically acclaimed movie “Foxcatcher,” are two of collegiate wrestling’s best, both winning national titles for the University of Oklahoma in 1982. A decade later, Tom and Terry Brands, while wearing Iowa black and gold, stood at the top of the podium. The Brands’ were also NCAA champions in 1990.

As the 2014-15 season kicks into high gear, chatter of brothers and championships is in the conversation again. Minnesota seniors Chris and Nick Dardanes, from Chicago, are a combined 34-1 with Chris, already a two-time All-American, 16-0 and ranked No. 1 at 133 pounds; Nick is No. 4 at 141 pounds and also a top-eight finisher at nationals. Continue reading at www.ncaa.com