Dennis Wins Gold at German Grand Prix

DORMUND, Germany — In his final tune-up before the 2016 Rio Olympics, former University of Iowa All-American Daniel Dennis won a gold medal at the Grand Prix of Germany on Sunday.
Dennis, the United States’ Olympian at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., defeated Mirjalal Hasan-Zada of Azerbaijan in the finals, 3-2. Dennis reached the finals with a pair of technical falls; first 10-0 over Roman Walter of Germany, and then 11-0 against Baris Kaya of Turkey.
Dennis was one of five Untied States men’s freestyle Olympians to medal at the two-day event. Jordan Burroughs (74 kg/163 lbs.) won gold, Frank Molinaro (65 kg/143 lbs.) won silver, and J’Den Cox (86 kg/189 lbs.) and Kyle Snyder (97 kg/213 lbs.) both won bronze.
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin Aug. 5.