FROM IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION:
Two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough took home a bronze medal Tuesday at the 2014 University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary.
McDonough scored eight unanswered points in the second period to earn a technical fall at 125.5 pounds over Ukraine’s Petro Bileichuk 12-2 and earn his first career medal in international competition.
McDonough won by technical fall 16-6 in the quarterfinals against Turkey’s Ziya Daylak before losing 10-7 in the semifinals to eventual champion Fumitaka Morishita of Japan.
The United States won three medals on the first day of competition. Former Oklahoma State All-American Tyler Caldwell won gold at 163, and former Kent State national champion Dustin Kilgore took silver at 213.
The University World Championships resume Wednesday and conclude Saturday.