Third time is a charm for Telford

Telford drops Michigan's Adam Coon in overtime, advancing to national semifinals

Published: March 21 2014 | 12:50 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:58 am in

OKLAHOMA CITY - University of Iowa's Bobby Telford scored a win over Michigan's Adam Coon when it mattered most.

After two close losses to the Wolverine's fourth-seeded freshman, Telford won on the biggest stage.

Telford scored an escape and rode out Coon for a 3-2 win in the second overtime tiebreaker in a heavyweight quarterfinal at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Telford earned his second All-American finish, placing fifth in 2012.

Telford, a junior, and Coon exchanged escapes regulation and then again in the first tiebreaker. Telford scored an escape in the first 30-second period of the second tiebreaker and then prevented Coon's escape in the final 30-second frame.

Telford (25-5) faces Minnesota's Tony Nelson in a heavyweight semifinal.

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