The Junior World Tournament is currently going on in Croatia and future Cyclone Dante Rodriguez was the USA Greco-Roman representative at 60 KG. Rodriguez fell in his match 8-0 to Emelin of Russia. Emelin was able to secure a front headlock shortly into the match and used it to score eight points to win. Kudos to USA wrestling for getting the video posted so quickly.

From USA Wrestling on Rodriguez:

Falling at 60 kg/132 lbs. in round one was Dante Rodriguez (Kearney, Neb./Cyclone WC). Rodriguez, an Iowa State recruit, fell in his opener to Sergei Emelin of Russia by technical fall, 0-8, in 1:07. Emelin secured a front headlock and rolled Rodriguez four times, with each move scoring two points, to secure the victory. Emelin won his next match but was beaten in the quarterfinals by 2013 Junior World champion Karen Aslayan of Armenia, eliminating Rodriguez from the tournament.

60 kg/132 lbs. – Dante Rodriguez, Kearney, Neb. (Cyclone WC)
LOSS Sergei Emelin (Russia), 0-8, 1:07

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle