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Iowa and Ohio State Share Wrestler of the Week Honor

Hawkeyes’ Cassioppi and Buckeye’s Sasso split Wrestler of the Week plaudits after performances in tri meet


Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Tony Cassioppi, Iowa

Heavyweight – So. – Roscoe, Ill. – Hononegah


  • Recorded a pair of pins in Iowa’s triangular sweep against Ohio State and Purdue
  • Pinned Dorian Keys of Purdue in 2:15, before finishing Iowa’s day against No. 10 Tate Orndorff of Ohio State with a fall in 4:52
  • Has three straight pins to improve to 4-1 on the season, including two against top 10 opponents
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Spencer Lee (Jan. 26, 2021)



Sammy Sasso, Ohio State

149 pounds – So. – Nazareth, Pa. –  Nazareth


  • Went 2-0 on the weekend, highlighted by a top-five win and a pin, in the Buckeyes’ tri meet against No. 1 Iowa and Purdue
  • Pinned No. 5 Max Murin of Iowa in the third period (6:53) for his third pin of the season
  • Dominated Purdue’s Trey Kruse, claiming a tech fall at 22-7 to improve to 7-0 overall
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the second Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Ohio State Wrestler of the Week: Sammy Sasso (Jan. 28, 2020)



2020-21 Wrestlers of the Week

Jan. 13: Dylan Ragusin, Fr., MICH

Jan. 19: Spencer Lee, Sr., IOWA/Patrick McKee, So., MINN

Jan. 26: Spencer Lee, Sr., IOWA/Eric Barnett, So., WIS

Feb. 2: DJ Washington, So., IND

Feb. 9: Tony Cassioppi, So., IOWA/Sammy Sasso, So., OSU