Matteo Pellicone Memorial champion Cobe Siebrecht and coach Brandon Sorensen after the competition in Italy.
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Matteo Pellicone Memorial champion Cobe Siebrecht and coach Brandon Sorensen after the competition in Italy.

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Siebrecht earns freestyle gold at Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Sassari, Italy

by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

SASSARI, Italy – Hawkeye Wrestling Club athlete Cobe Siebrecht picked up a gold medal at 70 kg in men’s freestyle on Saturday at Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Sassari, Italy.


Siebrecht, who is a Senior student-athlete at the University of Iowa, went 4-0 in a five-man round robin bracket to secure his place atop the podium. He began his day with decision wins over a duo from Moldova, 2024 U23 European bronze medalist Constantin Chirilov, 10-4, and three-time age-group World medalist Nicolai Grahmez, 6-3. Siebrecht followed with a pair of 10-0 technical fall wins over Italy’s own Gia Coletti and Daniele Gubbiotti.


The Lisbon, Iowa, native was a NCAA qualifier for the Hawkeyes at 157 pounds in 2023. On the freestyle side, Siebrecht took fourth place at the 2022 U23 Nationals and was an eighth-place finisher at the 2020 U20 Nationals.


An archived live video stream of both mats is available to watch on the Polisportiva Athlon Sassari YouTube Channel.


More information about the Matteo Pellicone Memorial can be found at athlonwrestling.com.

2024 Matteo Pellicone Memorial | June 14-15, Sassari, Italy


U.S. Men’s Freestyle Results

70 kg – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon, Iowa/Hawkeye WC), gold

WIN Constantin Chirilov (Moldova), 10-4

WIN Nicolai Grahmez (Moldova), 6-3

WIN Gianluca Coletti (Italy), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Daniele Gubbiotti (Italy), tech. fall, 10-0