Iowa freshmen Brands, Cassioppi win titles at Lindenwood Open

ST. CHARLES, Missouri -- Freshmen Nelson Brands and Tony Cassioppi won tournament titles for the second time in as many weeks, and Vince Turk grabbed a championship in his 2018-19 debut to lead the Hawkeyes at the Lindenwood Open on Saturday.

Cassioppi won by major decision in his opening bout and finished his run through the 285-pound bracket with three consecutive falls. Brands was 4-0 win a technical fall in the 165-pound bracket, and Turk went 4-0 with a major decision in the 141-pound bracket. All three wrestlers were competing in the Gold Division.

Redshirt freshman Zach Axmear won his first collegiate tournament in impressive fashion. Axmear pinned four opponents and added a technical fall to win the 149-pound title in the Black Division.

Paul Glynn, Jeren Glosser, and Carter Happel also placed in their season debuts. Glosser picked up a pair of falls to reach the 157-pound finals, where he dropped a 6-5 decision in the championship match. Happel won three matches by major decision to place fourth at 141. Glynn split four matches to place fifth at 133.


Login or Register to post a comment