IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Tony Cassioppi has been named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. Cassioppi shares the award with Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso.
Cassioppi, the nation’s third-ranked heavyweight, recorded a pair of falls in Iowa’s triangular sweep of Purdue and Ohio State on Feb. 7. He registered a first-period pin against Purdue’s Dorian Keys in two minutes, 15 seconds, and flattened 10th-ranked Tate Orndorff of Ohio State in four minutes, 52 seconds.
Cassioppi has recorded three pins in his last three matches, including two against top 10 opponents.
The weekly conference honor is the first of Cassioppi’s career, and the third for Iowa this season. Spencer Lee has twice been recognized.