When AGWSR Cougar freshman Kaden Abbas qualified for his first Iowa State Wrestling Championships, his goals immediately focused on reaching the podium. When the brackets came out, and he saw he’d be facing a two-time defending champion, his goals did not change. They were merely tempered.
Abbas, a 25-14, went 0-2 at 120. Losing twice on Thursday ended his debut in Des Moines and changed his goals again. Now his focus is on getting back there.