Cassioppi secures monster pin in consolation semifinals

Iowa’s heavyweight advances in the wrestleback bracket after pinning Nebraska’s David Jensen.

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Nichole Harris

Iowa’s 285-pound Tony Cassioppi grapples with Nebraska’s David Jensen during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 8, 2020. Cassioppi won by fall in 2:55. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor


PISCATAWAY, NJ – Iowa has a match to add to its highlight reel after the consolation semifinals, courtesy of Tony Cassioppi.

The heavyweight pinned Nebraska’s David Jensen in 2:55. Jensen picked up Cassioppi’s leg, before Cassioppi countered and rolled through to finish his pin attempt.

Cassioppi will wrestle for third place later today.

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