PONTEVEDRA, Spain – University of Iowa senior Tony Cassioppi earned his second world age level medal, when he took bronze at the 2022 UWW World Championships on Sunday at the Pontevedra Municipal Sports Hall.
The Roscoe, Illinois, native earned his spot in the bronze medal match with a 33-second pin of Japan’s Kal Shutto in a repechage match. Cassioppi earned the bronze when Ukraine’s Yurll Idzinskyl injury defaulted.
It is Cassioppi’s second straight U23 medal, as won the gold last season. In his last two world championships, he has won seven of his eight matches.
Cassioppi and the Hawkeyes open the 2022-23 season Nov. 13 against Cal Baptist in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Cassioppi (USA) tech falls Althshuler (Israel), 10-0 (1:33)
Manshvili (Georgia) tech falls Cassioppi (USA), 16-4 (3:48)
Cassioppi (USA) pins Shutto (Japan) (33 seconds)
Cassioppi (USA) wins by injury default over Idzinksyl (Ukraine)