McDonough gets shot at University World Team

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 19, 2014 5:00 AM

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Former Iowa wrestler Matt McDonough has been an NCAA champion twice, and he now has a chance to become the fourth Hawkeye wrestler this summer to represent the United States in international competition.

McDonough will take on Cornell wrestler Nahshon Garrett for the 57-kilogram spot on the 2014 University World Team. Garrett and McDonough split a pair of matches in their NCAA careers, but McDonough is determined to win his place on the team after finishing third at the 2014 World Team Trials.

“I don’t want to be at home when my teammates are wrestling overseas,” McDonough said in a release. “I want to go over there and get my chance.”

The two will face off in a best-of-three series beginning June 23 in Tempe, Arizona.

The final eight-man roster will be determined on that date.

— by Charles Green

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