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Cassioppi and Brands win UNI Open titles

Iowa true freshman Anthony Cassioppi (Hwt) and Nelson Brands (165) both won titles at the UNI Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Both Cassioppi and Brands were impressive in winning the titles. Cassioppi had three pins in :35, 1:52, and :43. To get a :43 pin in the finals at a tournament as tough as the UNI Open is very rare. So is going 3-0 for the day with three first period pins.  

Brands had a fall in 2:12 and 13-5 and 12-3 major decisions before receiving a forfeit in the semifinals.  In the finals, Brands defeated Jake Allar of Minnesota, 3-2, 2 OT. Brands scored a reversal in the second overtime for the victory.

Cassioppi and Brands are undefeated on the season and have won the three tournaments they have entered so far this season in the Grand View Open, Lindenwood Open, and now the UNI Open.  

Cassioppi is 11-0 with ten pins and a major decision for the season.  For his 10 pins, Cassioppi had 9 falls in the first period and one in the second period.  That is impressive.

Vince Turk placed second at 141 and Jaren Glosser placed third at 157.  Justin Stickley (141), Zach Axmear (149), Joe Kelly (157), and Tristan McDonald (165) did not place.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!


Open 141

  • Champ. Round 1 – Vince Turk (IOWA) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Vince Turk (IOWA) won by decision over Clay Carlson (South Dakota St.) (Dec 8-5)
  • Semifinal – Vince Turk (IOWA) won by major decision over Michael Blockhus (Northern Iowa) (Maj 14-0)
  • 1st Place Match – Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Vince Turk (IOWA) (Dec 4-0)

Open 141

  • Champ. Round 1 – Justin Stickley (IOWA) won by fall over Richardson Beanie (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 0:59)
  • Quarterfinal – Michael Blockhus (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Justin Stickley (IOWA) (Dec 6-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Justin Stickley (IOWA) won by major decision over Zach Price (South Dakota St.) (Maj 12-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Clay Carlson (South Dakota St.) won by decision over Justin Stickley (IOWA) (Dec 12-10)

Open 149

  • Champ. Round 1 – Zach Axmear (IOWA) won by decision over Grant Stotts (Iowa State Unattached) (Dec 5-0)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Graham Rooks (Indiana University Unattached) won by decision over Zach Axmear (IOWA) (Dec 6-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Zach Axmear (IOWA) won by fall over Yaroski Aldiva (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 3:43)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Zach Axmear (IOWA) won by major decision over Tyler Waterson (Minnesota) (Maj 15-5)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Drew Scharenbrock (Wisconsin Unattached) won by decision over Zach Axmear (IOWA) (Dec 10-8)

Open 157

  • Champ. Round 1 – Joe Kelly (IOWA) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Joe Kelly (IOWA) won by decision over Laken Cook (South Dakota St.) (Dec 7-4)
  • Quarterfinal – Brayton Lee (Minnesota) won by major decision over Joe Kelly (IOWA) (Maj 12-3)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Ethan Karsten (Iowa Central CC) won by decision over Joe Kelly (IOWA) (Dec 7-2)

Open 157

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jaren Glosser (IOWA) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by decision over Chase Straw (Iowa State Wrestling) (Dec 13-9)
  • Quarterfinal – Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by major decision over Jared Franek (North Dakota State) (Maj 14-3)
  • Semifinal – Devin Bahr (Wisconsin Unattached) won by decision over Jaren Glosser (IOWA) (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by major decision over Cayd Lara (Northern Iowa) (Maj 11-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by decision over Chase Straw (Iowa State Wrestling) (Dec 5-4)

Open 165

  • Champ. Round 1 – Tristan McDonald (IOWA) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Austin Brenner (North Dakota State) won by major decision over Tristan McDonald (IOWA) (Maj 9-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tristan McDonald (IOWA) won by decision over Zachary Schneider (North Dakota State) (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Tim McCarthy (Illinois) won by decision over Tristan McDonald (IOWA) (Dec 5-0)

Open 165

  • Champ. Round 1 – Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by fall over Jonathan Carr (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 2:12)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by major decision over Tate Battani (Iowa State Unattached) (Maj 13-5)
  • Quarterfinal – Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by major decision over Skyler St. John (Iowa State Wrestling) (Maj 12-3)
  • Semifinal – Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by medical forfeit over Brady Jennings (Iowa State Unattached) (MFF)
  • 1st Place Match – Nelson Brands (IOWA) won in double overtime over Jake Allar (Minnesota) (2-OT 3-2)

Open 285

  • Champ. Round 1 – Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) won by fall over Blake Wolters (South Dakota St.) (Fall 0:35)
  • Semifinal – Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) won by fall over Thomas Helton (SIUE) (Fall 1:52)
  • 1st Place Match – Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) won by fall over Daniel Stibral (North Dakota State) (Fall 0:43)

Iowa Wrestling recruits in action: Dec 7-8

All seven of the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits will be in action this weekend.  Abe Assad has a dual meet on Friday and Jesse Ybarra has a two-day dual tournament on Friday and Saturday.  Zach Glazier, Patrick Kennedy, Cullan and Colby Schriever, and Ryan Sokol will be in action on Saturday.

I will continue to follow on my Iowa Wrestling Fan blog and podcast with the schedule and results for all of the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.

 

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Friday, December 7: Dual meet at Batavia HS, Batavia, IL

 

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS)  182 lbs.

Saturday, December 8: Park Duals, Cottage Grove, MN

 

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Saturday, December 8: Andover Husky Invite, Andover, MN

 

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  120 lbs.

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  138 lbs.

Saturday, December 8: Bobcat Duals (Western Dubuque HS), Epworth, IA

 

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Friday & Saturday, December 7-8

Southwest Shootout Duals, Rio Rancho, NM

 

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Saturday, December 8: Ron Edwards Duals, Prior Lake, MN

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Iowa Wrestling recruits in competition: Dec 1 RESULTS

It was a big weekend for Iowa Wrestling recruits. Abe Assad was 3-0 with three pins.  Zach Glazier is wrestling at 195 and 220. A notable match for Glazier was a 19-4 tech fall over the #8 wrestler in the state in 3A at 195. The Winona Invitational was cancelled due to weather so Patrick Kennedy will start his season this weekend.

Cullan Schriever won the 120 lbs. title at the always tough Keith Young and was named as O.W. for the tournament. Colby Schriever had a good showing in placing second at 138. Ryan Sokol had a fall in the dual meet against Apple Valley on Friday and two falls and a major decision on Saturday at the New Prague Invitational.  Jesse Ybarra will be in a dual meet tournament this weekend.

Thank you to all that helped me obtain these results.  I will continue to work on getting results quicker and bring you results throughout the season.

 

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Thursday, Nov 29

vs Lyons Township / Craig Wantuck / W . FALL 00:39 (182)

 

Friday, Nov 30

vs St. Charles East / Wyatt Gundlach / W . FALL 00:42 (195)

 

Saturday, Dec 1

vs Plainfield Central / FF (182)

vs Huntley / FF (182)

vs Downers Grove South / Mike Garza / W . FALL 01:27 (182)

 

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS)  182 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Raider Duals in Hastings, MN

Defeated Eric Benson 195 lbs (Minnetonka) by fall 1:48. He was up 12-2.
Defeated Kyle Lindenfelser 220 lbs (St. Francis) by fall 3:44. He was up 15-3.
Defeated #8 AAA MN rated Jack Casey 195 lbs (Shakopee) by TF 19-4 in 5:35.

 

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Winona Invitational

The Winona Invitational was cancelled due to weather.

 

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  120 lbs.

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  138 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Keith Young Invitational in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cullan:

  • Champ. Round 1 – cullan schriever (Mason City) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – cullan schriever (Mason City) 4-0 won by fall over zack barnett (Waverly-Shell Rock) 1-3 (Fall 0:57)
  • Semifinal – cullan schriever (Mason City) 4-0 won by major decision over Keaton Moret (Norwalk) 3-2 (MD 17-3)
  • 1st Place Match – cullan schriever (Mason City) 4-0 won by decision over Daniel Kimball (Don Bosco) 6-1 (Dec 11-4)

 

Colby:

  • Champ. Round 1 – colby schriever (Mason City) 3-1 won by fall over Alex Krabbenhoft (Denver) 0-2 (Fall 1:54)
  • Quarterfinal – colby schriever (Mason City) 3-1 won by decision over Jack Plagge (Cedar Falls) 2-2 (Dec 12-6)
  • Semifinal – colby schriever (Mason City) 3-1 won by decision over Cael Frost (Don Bosco) 6-1 (Dec 7-3)
  • 1st Place Match – Jack Thomsen (Union) 8-0 won by decision over colby schriever (Mason City) 3-1 (Dec 4-3)

 

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Competing next in a dual meet December 5

 

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Simley over Apple Valley 37-24 on Nov 30

132 – Ryan Sokol win by fall over C. Sundgaard AV 1:41

 

Saturday, December 1: at New Prague Invite

132 – Ryan Sokol win by MD over P. Dobrocky Anoka 10-2

132 – Ryan Sokol win by Fall over S. Kajer NP :45

132 – Ryan Sokol won by Fall over E. Hook EP 1:19

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Young Hawks to compete in UNI Open

Iowa Wrestling will be sending a strong crew to the UNI Open on Saturday, December 8 in Cedar Falls, IA.  The action begins at 9 AM in the UNI-Dome. It was just a year ago that Spencer Lee made his collegiate debut at the UNI Open.  The UNI Open has been a strong tournament for decades.

Nelson Brands has looked great this year in winning titles at the Grand View Open and Lindenwood Open at 165. As of right now, Brands is listed at 157, where he certified. This will also be a good test for Anthony Cassioppi who has also looked great in winning titles at the Grand View Open and Lindenwood Open.  Brands and Cassioppi are both true freshman.

TrackWrestling will have results and FloWrestling will have the action live.

Iowa will host Lehigh in Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday night at 7:30 PM.  I am sure there will be fans driving from the UNI-Dome to Carver for a full day and night of Iowa Wrestling.

 

125

Perez Perez

 

141

Vince Turk

Justin Stickley

 

149

Zach Axmear

Keegan Shaw

 

157

Jeren Glosser

Preston Stephenson

Tristan McDonald

Joe Kelly

Nelson Brands

 

197

Cade Brownlee

Steven Holloway

Connor Corbin

 

Hwt

Anthony Cassioppi

 

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Iowa Wrestling recruits in competition: December 1

This is the first big weekend for the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits in high school competition.  Six of the seven recruits will be in competition on Saturday. This should be a fun year to follow our recruits across the country.  

I will do my best to bring you results but I am pretty dependent on TrackWreslting.  For any tournament not covered on Track, obtaining results can be very challenging. 

I will take any help I can get with results at: iclius10@gmail.com or you can contact me through Facebook or Twitter.  Thank you.

 

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Plainfield Central Quad in Plainfield, IL

 

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN  182 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Raider Duals in Hastings, MN

 

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Winona Invitational in Winona, MN

 

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  120 lbs.

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  132 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at Keith Young Invitational in Cedar Falls, IA

 

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Competing next in a dual meet December 5.

 

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Saturday, December 1: at New Prague Invite in New Prague, MN

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Incoming recruit Jesse Ybarra season preview and schedule

Jesse Ybarra from Tucson, Arizona (Sunnyside HS) gave a verbal commitment to the University of Iowa on September 27. Ybarra is already a two-time state champion winning titles at 106 as a freshman and at 113 last season. Ybarra is ranked at #13 in the Recruiting Class of 2020 by FloWrestling and #13 at 126 lbs. by InterMat.

Ybarra won the Cadet Freestyle Pan American Championships Trials in Freestyle last spring at 55 kg/121 lbs. Ybarra really arrived on the national scene by winning a Cadet national title at 120 lbs. in Fargo this past summer.

Ybarra has had a great fall competing in All-Star events.  He was named The Open Mat (TOM) High School Wrestler of the Week for the week of October 22 from defeating two nationally ranked wrestlers at The Agony in Ames. He also competed in a match as part of the NWCA All-Star meet in Denver, Colorado on November 2 where he defeated the #6 ranked wrestler in the country.

The season has already started for Sunnyside High School.  Ybarra won by a fall and then went up to 132 and scored a 11-3 major decision over the fifth ranked wrestler in the state.  Sunnyside High School has been well know for tough wrestling for years.

As an Iowa Wrestling fan, I have to really like the recent wins by Ybarra over tough nationally ranked competition under the bright lights.  I look for Ybarra to continue to climb up the recruiting ranks and compete at 133/141 for the Hawks.  It sure looks like Jesse Ybarra has a great future ahead of him.

I will keep you up to date with results for all of the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Sunnyside High School schedule

Incoming recruit Ryan Sokol season preview and schedule

Ryan Sokol of Inver Grove Heights, MN (Simley H.S.) announced on October 14 that he was going to be an Iowa Hawkeye. Sokol is the first and only member of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2021.

Sokol won a Cadet freestyle national title in 2017 at 120 lbs., placed fifth in state in seventh grade and third in eighth grade. His season was cut short due to injuries last year as a freshman.  FloWrestling has Sokol ranked #22 overall for the Recruiting Class of 2021. Sokol is ranked #2 in 2A at 132 lbs. by The Guillotine. 

An added boost to the stock of Sokol as a recruit is that is he from national powerhouse Simley High School.  Smiley has been an elite program for years. Simley has won 11 state titles starting in 1987. The Guillotine has Simley ranked #2 in 2A and InterMat has Simley ranked #21 in the nation.  I also need to mention that Minnesota high school wrestling is very tough and Sokol will see very good competition every week.  Sokol will kick off his sophomore season when Simley travels to Apple Valley for a dual meet on Friday, November 30.  That is the way to start a season.

Sokol will be at the Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna, WI on January 4-5. Future Iowa Hawkeye teammates Zach Glazier (Albert Lea, MN), Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville, MN) and Cullan and Colby Schriever (Mason City, IA) will join Sokol at the Cheesehead.  

I will be following all of the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits this season.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Simley High School schedule

Incoming recruit Patrick Kennedy season preview and schedule

Elite recruit Patrick Kennedy gave a verbal commitment to the University of Iowa on June 19. Kennedy is another product of Kasson-Mantorville, MN that has already sent us Sam Stoll. K-M is coached by former Iowa All-American wrestler Jamie Heidt.  Patrick Kennedy is what you want to see in an Iowa Wrestling recruit. Tough, strong, aggressive, and a winner.

Kennedy is already a two-time state champion and has an overall 73-2 record and was 30-0 last season when he won a state title at 182 lbs.  FloWrestling has Kennedy at #9 for their Class of 2020 P4P (pound for pound) ranking and #5 at 170.  I project Kennedy to be at 165/174 for the Hawks.

Kennedy was the first commitment for the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2020.  He is now joined by Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside HS/Tucson, AZ) and Cullan and Colby Schriever (Mason City, IA).

The best competition for Kennedy may be at the Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna, WI on January 4-5. Future Iowa Hawkeye teammates Zach Glazier (Albert Lea, MN), Ryan Sokol (Simley-MN), and Cullan and Colby Schriever (Mason City, IA) will join Kennedy at the Cheesehead.

I will provide results for all of the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits this season.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Kasson-Mantorville 2018-19 schedule

Incoming recruits Cullan and Colby Schriever season preview and schedule

Iowa Wrestling received great news on September 27 when Cullan and Colby Schriever of Mason City, Iowa  gave a verbal commitment to become Iowa Hawkeyes. They start their junior season with a dual meet on Thursday, November 29 at Ankeny.

Cullan won his second National title overall this summer at 113 lbs. in the Junior division.  He also won a national title in Cadets at 88 lbs. in 2016 and he is on track to be a four-time state champion.  Flo has him ranked #8 in the country at 113 lbs. In Iowa, The Predicament has him ranked #1 at 120 lbs. in 3A.

Colby placed 7th at 126 last season and was a State Qualifier at 120 in 2017.  Schriever won a Junior Iowa Freestyle and Greco-Roman title this past summer at 132 lbs.  The Predicament has Colby ranked #2 at 138 lbs. in 3A.

The Schrievers are both members of the Sebolt Wrestling Academy, arguably the top wrestling club in Iowa.  That adds to their value as recruits.

The Schrievers will see very good competition all season.  The Cheesehead in Kaukauna, WI on January 4-5 may be the toughest test for Cullan Schriever.  Future Iowa teammates Zach Glazier (Albert Lea, MN), Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville, MN), and Ryan Sokol (Simley-MN), will join Cullan and Colby Schriever at the Cheesehead.

Cullan and Colby Schriever are members of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2020 that includes Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville, MN), and Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside HS/Tucson, AZ).

I will be posting results for all of the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits this season.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

 

Incoming recruit Zach Glazier season preview and schedule

Iowa Wrestling recruit Zach Glazier of Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) is set to begin his senior season.  Glazier will kick off the season at the Raider Duals in Hasting on Saturday, December 1. Glazier won a 3A state title at 170 lbs. last season and is currently ranked #2 at 182 by The Guillotine.  

With the high level of wrestling in the Minnesota high schools, Glazier will face tough competition every week.  The highlight of the year will be the nationally known Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna, WI on January 4-5. Future Iowa Hawkeye teammates Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville, MN), Ryan Sokol (Simley-MN), and Cullen and Colby Schriever (Mason City, IA) will join Glazier at the Cheesehead.

Glazier committed to the Hawks on June 27 and is joined by Abe Assad (Glenbard North HS/Carol Stream, IL) in the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2019.  Glazier is ranked #64 overall for the Recruiting Class of 2019 and #14 at 182 by FloWrestling.

I will keep you up to date on the results for Glazier throughout the season.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!