Incoming Iowa wrestling recruit Abe Assad has been chosen to compete in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. Assad will represent Team USA at 182 lbs. vs the Pennsylvania All-Stars. The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic is called the Rose Bowl of Wrestling. The dual meet will be held at Fitzgerald Field House at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday, March 15 at 7 PM CST.
Assad will face Carter Starocci of Erie, Pennsylvania. Starocci is ranked #2 in the country at 182 lbs. and has committed to Penn State. Assad is ranked #3 at 182 by Flo.
The dual meet will be available on livestream through FloWrestling. The match order for the dual meet has not been finalized at this time.
The USA All Star team will have wrestles from eleven different states competing against the best high school wrestlers in the state of Pennsylvania.
Assad, from Carol Stream, IL (Glenbard North HS), won a Bronze medal at the 2018 Cadet World Freestyle Championships in Zagreb, Croatia at 86 kg/176 lbs. Assad has won an Illinois state title the last two years. Assad committed to Iowa on August 7 and is projected to wrestle at 184/197 for the Hawks.
Assad is a member of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2019 that also includes Zach Glazier of Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) and Cobe Siebrecht of Lisbon, IA.
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