Two-time Olympian Dlagnev, along with Cox, get draws for Olympic men’s freestyle on Saturday

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The United States brought two-time Olympian Tervel Dlagnev (Columbus, Ohio/Sunkist Kids/Ohio RTC) at 125 kg/275 lbs. and first-time Olympian J’den Cox (Columbia. Mo./Titan Mercury WC/Missouri WF) at 86 kg/189 lbs.

Dlagnev and Cox have weighed in and received their first round draws for the Olympic Games, where they will compete in Carioca 2 Arena.

Dlagnev is in the bottom half of the bracket, in the third quarter-bracket, where he will face 2015 World silver medalist and No. 2 seed Jamaladdin Magomedov of Azerbaijan. Magomedov was also a 2011 World bronze medalist.

If Dlagnev wins his first bout, he would face the winner of the match between Robert Baran of Poland and Aiaal Lazarev of Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading at