Gophers wrestler Chris Dardanes talks

Minnesota wrestler Chris Dardanes is 23-0 and heads into this week’s NCAA wrestling tournament as the top seed at 133 pounds. He and his identical twin brother, Nick, the sixth seed at 141 pounds with a 22-3 record, each will attempt to win their first national championships. Chris Dardanes is one of eight undefeated wrestlers in the tournament, which begins Thursday in St. Louis, and talked to the Pioneer Press about his quest for a perfect season. His first-round match is Thursday against unseeded Connor Schram (22-3) of Stanford. Continue reading at

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