University of Iowa Athletics

Tony Cassioppi

Height 6-0
Weight 285 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Roscoe, Ill.
High School Hononegah
Twitter @tony25_8
Instagram @tony3735
Tony Cassioppi - Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2021-22
• All-American
• Placed 7th at NCAA Championships
• Placed second at Big Ten Championships
• Climbed as high as No. 3 in the national rankings
• Posted a 19-4 season record at 285 pounds, 13-2 in dual competition and 7-1 in Big Ten duals
• Scored 57 team points in dual competition
• Tied for the team lead with three pins and tallied four major decisions
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Letterwinner

2020-21
• UWW U23 World Champion (125 kg)
• All-American
• Placed third at the NCAA Championships
• Placed third at the Big Ten Championships
• Reached as high as No. 3 in the national rankings
• Only three losses of the season were to Gable Steveson (2) and Mason Paris, the NCAA champion and NCAA runner-up
• Earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships, where he was the No. 5 seed
• 10 wins over ranked opponents
• Started all five conference duals, posting a 4-1 record
• Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (2/9)
• Tied for team lead with five major decisions and ranked second with five falls
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Scholar Athlete
• Letterwinner

2019-20
• 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

2018-19
• 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

Personal
• 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 AA 0-0 3-0 0-0 7-1 0:20
2020-21 13-3 4-1 4-1 21 3rd 3rd 0-0 5-2 0-0 5-1 0:23
2021-22 19-4 13-2 7-1 57 2nd 7th 1-1 3-1 0-0 3-1 1:14
Career 52-10 28-5 18-4 123 1-1 11-3 0-0 15-3 0:20
2 Incoming Hawkeyes Win Fargo National Titles; 4 Earn All-America Honors
Kennedy, Cassioppi Win U23 National Titles
9 Hawkeyes Head to Ohio for U20/U23 World Team Trials
Cassioppi, Lugo to Compete at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Iowa Leads Nation in Attendance for 15th Straight Year; Sets Division I Record
Inaugural Soldier Salute to Take Place Dec. 29-30
Schreiver Finishes 8th at U.S. Open Senior Championships
7 Hawkeyes Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans
Hawkeyes Head to U.S. Open Championships
Final Notes 2022
Jacob Warner Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler
Jacob Warner Finishes Runner-Up at 2022 NCAA Championships
4 Hawkeyes Wrap NCAA Championships with All-America honors
Jacob Warner to Compete for NCAA Championship
DeSanto, Warner Advance to NCAA Semifinals
6 Hawkeyes Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals