Iowa Wrestling recruits were well represented at the Super 32 Challenge in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend. Super 32 is known as the toughest folkstyle tournament every year by bringing in nationally ranked wrestlers from all across the country to compete.

Abe Assad of Carol Stream IL (Glenbard North HS) won a Super 32 title at 182 lbs.  Assad topped nationally sixth ranked Gerrit Nijenhuis of Pennsylvania in the finals, 5-3.  Assad is Iowa’s top ranked recruit for the Recruiting Class of 2019 and won a Bronze medal at the Cadet World Freestyle Championships in July.

Patrick Kennedy of Kasson-Mantorville, MN dropped an exciting 16-12 match in the finals at 170 lbs. to nationally fourth ranked Dustin Plott of Oklahoma to place second.  Kennedy, ranked fifth nationally, is the top recruit for the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2020.

Cullan Schriever of Mason City, Iowa placed sixth at 113 lbs. with a 6-3 record.  Zach Glazier (182 lbs.) of Albert Lea, MN and Ryan Sokol (132 lbs.) of Inver Grove Heights, MN did not place.

Assad and Glazier are in the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2019, Kennedy and Schriever are in the Class of 2020, and Sokol is in the Class of 2021.

Iowa Wrestling Assistant Coach Ryan Morningstar was at the Super 32 as this is a hotbed for recruiting every year.


182 lbs.

Round 1: Abe Assad (IL) TF over James Cruz (NJ) 21-3

Round 2: Abe Assad (IL) dec over Sterling Mclaughlin (NH), 5-2

Round 3: Abe Assad (IL) FALL over Jacob Meek (OH) 1:39

Quarterfinals: Abe Assad (IL) dec over Rocky Elam (MO), 7-3

Semifinals: Abe Assad (IL) dec over Sam Fisher (VA) 5-1

Finals: Abe Assad (IL) dec over Gerrit Nijenhuis (PA), 5-3


170 lbs.

Round 1:  Patrick Kennedy (MN) BYE

Round 2: Patrick Kennedy (MN) TF over Gunner Spain (PA), 18-2

Round 3: Patrick Kennedy (MN) Maj dec over Seth Shumate (OH), 9-1

Round 4: Patrick Kennedy (MN) dec over Joseph Walker (IN) 9-2

Quarterfinals: Patrick Kennedy (MN) Maj dec Jakeem Littles (GA) 11-0

Semifinals: Patrick Kennedy (MN)  dec over Alex Cramer (IL), 7-3

Finals: Dustin Plott (OK) dec over Patrick Kennedy (MN), 16-12


113 lbs.

Round 1: Cullan Schriever (IA) Maj dec David Panda (MD), 12-3

Round 2: Cullan Schriever (IA) dec over Ethan Fernandez (NJ), 4-0

Round 3: Cullan Schriever (IA) FALL over Daniel Uhorchek (TN) 2:21

Round 4: Cullan Schriever (IA) dec over Joey Thompson (MN), 7-4

Quarterfinals: Logan Agin (OH) dec over Cullan Schriever (IA), 2-1

Consi 1: Cullan Schriever (IA) dec over Quinn Melofchik (NJ), 3-2

Consi 2: Cullan Schriever (IA) dec over Nicholas Nardone (NJ), 5-1

Consi 3: Jeremiah Reno (MO) dec over Cullan Schriever (IA), 8-2

5th place match: Logan Agin (OH) dec over Cullan Schriever (IA), 3-1


182 lbs.

Round 1: Zach Glazier (MN) FALL over Abraham Spurlock (MA) 4:53

Round 2: Zach Glazier (MN) Maj dec over John Stout (NJ), 11-3

Round 3: Troy Sizemore (OH) dec over Zach Glazier (MN), 5-0

Consi 1: Zach Glazier (MN)  dec over Julian Gorring (PA), 3-1

Consi 2: Zach Glazier (MN) dec over Vincent Baker, GA), 8-6

Consi 3: Jackson Turkey (VA) dec over Zach Glazier (MN), 3-1


132 lbs.

Round 1: Ryan Sokol (MN) BYE

Round 2: Ryan Sokol (MN) FALL over Josh Bower (FL) 2:28

Round 3: Ryan Sokol (MN) dec over Kibwe Mcnair (PA), 9-3

Round 4: Darren Miller (PA) dec over Ryan Sokol (MN), 9-2

Consi 1: Ryan Sokol (MN) Maj dec Phillip Smith (MD), 12-3

Consi 2: Ryan Sokol (MN) FALL over Frank Abacherli (CA), 1:05

Consi 3: Nicholas Vafiadis (VA) dec over Ryan Sokol (MN), 6-4


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!