University of Iowa Athletics

Tony Cassioppi

Height 6-0
Weight 285 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Roscoe, Ill.
High School Hononegah


  • All-American
  • Seeded third at the NCAA Championships
  • Placed third at the Big Ten Championships to earn automatic berth to the national tournament
  • Midlands Champion, recording two falls and three decisions to win 285-pound title
  • Recorded 20-3 overal record, including nine wins over ranked opponents
  • Started every dual at 285 pounds
  • Only three losses of the season were to No. 1 Gable Steveson (2) and No. 2 Mason Parris
  • Reached as high as No. 3 in national rankings
  • Scored bonus points in 10-of-20 wins, including seven falls
  • Recorded a fall in 0:20 seconds
  • 6-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena
  • Amateur Wrestling News All Rookie First Team
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
  • NWCA Scholar American
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Letterwinner


  • Recorded an overall record of 20-2 competing unattached at 285 pounds
  • Competed in five tournament, winning titles at the Grand View Open, Lindenwood Open, UNI Open, and Loras Open
  • Named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week after pinning his way to the title at the UNI Open… placed seventh at the Midlands Championships
  • Won 14 matches by fall, 13 of which ended in the first period, five within the first minute
  • His fastest fall was 25 seconds
  • Won the 125 kg title at the 2019 UWW Junior Nationals

High School

  • Two-time Illinois high school state champion
  • Compiled a perfect 100-0 record as a junior (52-0) and senior (48-0)
  • Allowed zero offensive points as a junior and senior
  • 52 wins in 2016-17 are a school record
  • Set school records for pins (35) and takedowns (220) in a season
  • Pinned all four opponents in under two minutes at the 2018 IHSA state tournament
  • Three-time conference champion… three time state medalist, placing third in 2016 as a sophomore, recording a 44-3 record
  • Was 29-5 as freshman before injury ended his season
  • Three-time Team MVP
  • Placed third in folkstyle and freestyle at 2015 Fargo cadet.
  • Placed second at 2016 Fargo junior freestyle national championships and third at 2016 Fargo Greco-Roman national championships
  • Junior Triple Crown winner (folkstyle, freestyle, Greco-Roman national champion) in 2017 and 2018
  • Junior Pan Am Games (Lima, Peru) champion in 2017
  • Played football tackle and guard his sophomore and junior seasons


  • Born December 1, 1999
  • Son of Tony and Erica Cassioppi
  • Oldest of six children, siblings include Giovanni, Rose, Angelina, Rocco, and Bruno
  • Math, and sports and recreation management 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 20-3 11-2 7-2 45 3rd X 0-0 3-0 0-0 7-0 0:20
Career 20-3 11-2 7-2 45 0-0 3-0 0-0 7-0 0:20