Iowa Wrestling recruits has a great weekend of wrestling. Abe Assad stormed through the nationally tough Al Dvorak Invite in Machesney Park, IL. Assad won the title at 182 lbs. by Fall, Fall, Major Decision, and Fall to make the finals. In the finals, Assad faced Trey Sizemore of LaSalle – Cincinnati who is ranked 4th in Division I in Ohio. Assad scored the Fall in 2:27 to win the title.
For his dominating performance in the tournament, Assad was named as the Outstanding Wrestler. The Dvorak is always a tough tournament and had 37 teams from Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Jesse Ybarra won the title at 126 lbs. at the 17-team McClintock Charger Invitational in Mesa, Arizona. After a first round Bye, Ybarra won by a Tech Fall and Fall in 1:51. In the finals, Ybarra scored a Fall in :41 to win the title.
Patrick Kennedy won a dual meet match by Fall and Ryan Sokol won matches in two dual meets by Fall and Tech Fall.
Recruiting Class of 2019
Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.
Saturday and Sunday, December 22-23 at the Dvorak Invite at Machesney Park, IL
- Champ. Round 1 – Abe Assad (Carol Stream (GLENBARD NORTH)) 20-0 won by fall over Semaj Brown (Calumet City (THORNTON FRACTIONAL NORTH)) 9-6 (Fall 0:47)
- Champ. Round 2 – Abe Assad (Carol Stream (GLENBARD NORTH)) 20-0 won by fall over John Pacewic (Plainfield (SOUTH) ) 10-5 (Fall 1:37)
- Quarterfinal – Abe Assad (Carol Stream (GLENBARD NORTH)) 20-0 won by major decision over Trevor Swier (Lombard (MONTINI)) 4-2 (MD 20-8)
- Semifinal – Abe Assad (Carol Stream (GLENBARD NORTH)) 20-0 won by fall over Dan Benoit (Chicago (MT. CARMEL)) 12-5 (Fall 1:11)
- 1st Place Match – Abe Assad (Carol Stream (GLENBARD NORTH)) 20-0 won by fall over Trey Sizemore (Cincinnati (LASALLE)) 15-3 (Fall 2:27)
*Named O.W. of the Dvorak Invite.
Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) 182 lbs.
Thursday, December 20 home dual meet vs Austin
Friday, December 21 dual meet vs Scott West at Belle Plaine, MN
Recruiting Class of 2020
Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.
Thursday, December 20: Home dual vs Pine Island
Patrick Kennedy won by Fall over Pine Valley.
Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 120 lbs.
Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 138 lbs.
Nothing scheduled until January 4.
Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.
Friday and Saturday, Dec 21-22: McClintock Charger Invitational at Mesa, AZ
- Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside H.S.) 19-0 received a bye () (Bye)
- Quarterfinal – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside H.S.) 19-0 won by tech fall over Corbin Baker (Shadow Ridge) 13-14 (TF-1.5 2:23 (17-2))
- Semifinal – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside H.S.) 19-0 won by fall over COLTON REED (Maricopa) 6-14 (Fall 1:51)
- 1st Place Match – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside H.S.) 19-0 won by fall over Tanner Castillo (Red Mountain) 5-1 (Fall 0:41)
Recruiting Class of 2021
Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.
Friday December 21 – Home duals vs St. Michael-Albertville and Bemidji
Ryan Sokol (Simley) over Isiah Mlsna, (STMA) Tech Fall 24-8
Ryan Sokol (Simley) over Joe Hudson (BEMI) TF 23-5
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.