Three members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be competing at the Ibrahim Moustafa Ranking Event in Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday, February 26. Austin DeSanto (61 kg), Pat Lugo (65 kg), and Cody Chittum (70 kg) of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be among the 21 men’s freestyle wrestlers representing Team USA in this major international tournament. 

HWC coach Daniel Dennis will be on the coaching staff.

DeSanto was a four-time All American and Lugo a two-time All American for the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

Chittum was the overall pound for pound #1 recruit in the country for the Class of 2022. He is taking a grey shirt year while training and competing for the HWC. He will enroll at Iowa in August with the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2023.

The Ibrahim Moustafa Ranking Event will have competition in men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman from February 23-26.

This tournament scores points towards the UWW Ranking Series standings that determines the seeds for the 2023 Senior World Championships and provides prize money to the medalist.

All of the wrestling will be streamed live on the premium service of FloWrestling.


 Ibrahim Moustafa Ranking Event schedule

*All times listed are CST

Sunday, February 26

2:30 AM – Qualification and repechage (MFS 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 79, 86, 92)

10:00 AM – Finals (MFS 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 79, 86, 92)


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!