Schwab and Zadick Earn World Team Spots

Aug. 16, 2007


Volunteer Assistant Coach Doug Schwab won a title at the U.S. Senior Freestyle World Team Trials in Las Vegas, NV, in June to earn a spot on the World team.

University of Iowa assistant wrestling coaches Doug Schwab and Mike Zadick have earned spots on the 2007 United States World Freestyle Team. Schwab is the Hawkeye volunteer assistant coach and Zadick is the strength training coach.

Both won titles at the Senior Freestyle World Team Trials in Las Vegas, NV, in June, but Zadick had to post a win over 2007 U.S. National Champion Nate Gallick in a special best-of-three wrestle-off earlier today in Colorado Springs, CO, to earn the spot.

Zadick, who won a silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month, defeated Gallick in two straight matches. He won the first match 0-1, 1-0, 4-2 and the second match 1-0, 0-1, 3-0. Gallick received special permission for the wrestle-off because he could not compete in the team trials earlier this summer due to injury.

At the world team trials, Schwab was the No. 6 seed at 66 kg entering the tournament, while Zadick was the top seed at 60 kg. Schwab upset the top three seeds during the challenge tournament on June 10, and beat defending U.S. National freestyle champion Chris Bono in the finals. Schwab, who also won a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, was named Wrestler of the Week for his performance. Zadick beat Zach Roberson of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club in the finals.

Schwab and Zadick, who are both competing for Gator Wrestling Club, are scheduled to compete at the World Championships, September 17-23 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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