2017 ISWA Freestyle State Finals Special Guest

Saturday May 6th, 2017 The ISWA is proud to announce this year’s special guest will be Angel Escobedo!


Congratulations is also in order,  Coach Escobedo was just announced as the associate Head Coach for Indiana University.

Article Link: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2017/April/19/Escobedo-to-Indiana

2017 Freestyle State Special Guest

Angel Escobedo

Meet & Greet @ Avon High School May 6th, 2017

Angel Escobedo is Indiana’s very own!  Angel has represented well as an ISWA/USAW member and competed for many Team Indiana national trips.  He is currently the assistant coach for Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.

Angel Escobedo (born January 12, 1987) is an American wrestler who specializes in freestyle wrestling. Escobedo was an NCAA champion, 3-time Big Ten champion, and 4-time All-American in college. Escobedo represented the United States at the 2013 World Wrestling Championships. In high school, Escobedo was a four-time Indiana state champion. He was ranked as the top wrestler in the 135-pound weight class and compiled a 223-1 high school record. Beyond Indiana, Escobedo was the 2002 FILA Cadet Freestyle Champion. He also grew up in Griffith, Indiana. Escobedo wrestled in college for the Indiana Hoosiers.

Escobedo achieved NCAA All-American honors four times:

  • 2010: 3rd Place
  • 2009: 5th Place
  • 2008: Champion
  • 2007: 4th Place

In addition, his Big Ten honors include

  • 2010: Champion
  • 2009: Champion
  • 2008: Champion
  • 2007: 3rd Place

Internationally, Angel competed at the 2013 World Team Trials. Escobedo finished 2nd, but was promoted to compete in the World Championships.

At the 2013 World Wrestling Championships Escobedo advanced to the bronze medal match in the 55 kg division.  Escobedo ultimately lost in the bronze medal match by one point to Sezar Akgül of Turkey.

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