University of Iowa Athletics

Abe Assad

Height 5-10
Weight 184 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Carol Stream, Ill.
High School Glenbard North

2019-20

  • Second-team All-American
  • No. 11 seed at NCAA Championships
  • Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic berth the the NCAA Championships
  • Posted a 22-7 overall record
  • 22 wins were a team-high
  • Five wins against ranked opponents
  • Placed runner-up at  the Midlands Championships
  • Removed his redshirt following Midlands
  • Made official debut Jan. 10 at Indiana
  • Reached as high as No. 6 in the national rankings
  • our technical falls tied for fourth on the team
  • First place at Jim Koch Open, first collegiate tournament title
  • NWCA Scholar Athlete
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • Two-time state champion
  • Won the 170-pound title as a junior in 2018
  • Won the 182-pound state title as a senior in 2019
  • Team MVP in 2018 and 2019
  • Combined record of 99-1 as a junior and senior
  • Recorded 22 consecutive pins his senior season
  • Four-time all-conference
  • Two-time all-state
  • Named conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2016
  • Holds school records for fastest pin (11 seconds) and most single-season pins (38)
  • 170-pound Cadet Greco National Champion
  • 182-pound Junior Freestyle National Champion
  • Cadet UWW World Bronze Medalist at 80-kilograms

Personal

  • Born February 25, 2001
  • Son of Rick and Jill Assad
  • Has one sister, Dale Assad
  • Open major
Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA OT MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2019-20 22-7 4-2 4-2 12 4th X 2-0 2-0 4-0 3-0 0:56
Career 22-7 4-2 4-2 12 2-0 2-0 4-0 3-0 0:56