Detroit — The University of Iowa wrestling team wrestling team advanced six wrestlers to the quarterfinals of the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships on last night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Austin DeSanto, Max Murin, Alex Marinelli, Michael Kemerer, Jacob Warner and Tony Cassioppi all won in the round of 16 and compete today for a chance to make it to the semifinals.
The first five Hawkeyes all won by decision. Cassioppi closed the top half of Iowa’s bracket with a 12-3 major decision at 285.
He totaled four takedowns and nearly four minutes of riding time to advance to the quarterfinals for the second straight year.
Iowa is currently fifth in team standings behind Penn State, Arizona State, NC State and Michigan.
The Hawkeyes also have four wrestlers alive in the c