Abe Assad of Glenbard North HS (Carol Stream, IL) won the 182 lbs. title at the Chris Hruska Wrestling Classic in Hoffman Estates, IL.  After a first round bye, Assad won by a fall in the quarterfinals and semifinals. In the finals, Assad defeated #3 ranked (3A) John Halvorsen of Maine South by a 14-6 major decision.  Assad was named as the Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament.

Glenbard North won the team title with 268 points to second place Sandburg at 140.5.  The tournament is named in memory of the late Chris Hruska.  Chris’ brother Mike Hruska wrestled at the University of Iowa in the 1980’s for Dan Gable.

Assad is ranked #2 in the country at 182 and #1 in 3A Illinois.  Assad is joined by Zach Glazier in the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2019.

Assad is in action next with a home dual meet with Lyons Township on Thursday, November 29.  

Chris Hruska Wrestling Classic

  • Champ. Round 1 – Abe Assad (Glenbard North ) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Abe Assad (Glenbard North ) 6-0 won by fall over Victor Rodriguez (Lake Park) 1-2 (Fall 1:20)
  • Semifinal – Abe Assad (Glenbard North ) 6-0 won by fall over Brock Montford (Crystal Lake Central ) 3-1 (Fall 5:28)
  • 1st Place Match – Abe Assad (Glenbard North ) 6-0 won by major decision over Jon Halvorsen (Maine South) 7-1 (MD 14-6)


Recruiting Class of 2019

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

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


Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Cullen Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  113 lbs.

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa  132 lbs.

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


Recruiting Class of 2021

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


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