Austin Assad
Austin  Assad

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Northfield, Ohio

High School:
Brecksville

Weight:
125


Sophomore/Freshman (2016-17)
• Michigan starter at 125 pounds until suffering a season-ending injury in mid-January
• Posted a 1-2 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3)
• Earned back-to-back bonus wins against Oklahoma's Dalton Duffield (fall, 4:25, Nov. 18) and Oregon State's Kegan Calkins (12-2, Nov. 20)
• Narrowly fell to Virginia's Jack Mueller, 7-4, in dual-meet debut (Nov. 11)
• Captured the 125-pound title at the season-opening EMU Open (Nov. 5) with a 5-0 record; defeated Central Michigan's Brent Fleetwood, 5-3, in the championship match

Freshman (2015-16)
• Redshirted season; competed unattached in four tournaments
• Took sixth place at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2) with a 4-3 record
• Captured the 125-pound title in the freshman/sophomore division at the MSU Open (Nov. 15) with a 5-0 record; defeated Ohio's Shakur Laney, 8-7, in the championship match
• Also captured the 125-pound titles at the Purple Raider Open (Jan. 17) and Cleveland State Open (Dec. 12); beat Gardner-Webb's Landon LoAlbo, 12-5, in the CSU final
• Earned a 10-2 major decision against Indiana Tech's Ngun Uk in collegiate debut

Prep
• Graduated from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School (2015)
• Named the 2014 Lee Kemp Award Winner as the best wrestler in North East Ohio
• Four-time OHSAA placewinner, claiming second place at 126 pounds (2015) and 106 pounds (2012, '13) and third place at 120 pounds (2014)
• Career prep record of 166-13
• Two-time Fargo freestyle champion, winning at 120 pounds (2014) and 126 pounds (2015); four-time Fargo freestyle All-American, also claiming cadet runner-up honors in 2012
• Three-time Walsh Ironman placewinner (2013, '14, '15); three-time placewinner at the Beast of the East (2013, '14, '15)
• Two-time freestyle placewinner at Fila Cadet Nationals
• Named Breckville HS team MVP and team captain as a senior
• Ranked as the nation's No. 56 overall recruit by InterMat and No. 10-ranked 126-pound wrestler

Personal
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Born on August 29, 1996
• Son of Todd and Carmen Assad
• Has one brother, Aaron, who currently wrestles at Missouri

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2015-16 (RS) 18-3 0-0 18-3 3 1 4 -- --
2016-17 8-5 2-3 6-2 1 0 3 -- --
Totals 26-8 2-3 24-5 4 1 7

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