Apex North Instructor
While at West Point, Abidin has help produce a total of 26 NCAA Qualifiers, 2 EIWA Champions and 1 All-American.
Abidin came to West Point after spending the 2016-18 season with a regional training center based in Fresno, Calif.
In addition to his time at Fresno State, Abidin has helped produce 18 all-country wrestlers in both Nassau and Suffolk county, 12 county champions, nine all-state wrestlers, five New York state champions, eight high school All-Americans, three NCAA Division I wrestlers and one Division I commit.
Abidin earned his Bachelor’s in Sociology and Social Science from the University of Nebraska in 2016 where he was a three-year starter. He was the recipient of the Tom Osborn Citizenship Award in 2015 which is given to athletes who have provided a vast amount of time in outreach/charity events throughout the city of Lincoln, Neb.
Abidin posted a career record of 72-24 at Nebraska while qualifying for the NCAA Championships twice at 141 pounds. He collected 12 career victories over ranked opponents with seven coming against top-10 foes. Abidin placed in eight tournaments as a Cornhusker, including the individual title at the 2014-15 Cowboy Open. He also placed second at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in 2013-14 and third at the 2013-14 Reno Tournament of Champions and 2014-15 Southern Scuffle.
His best season came as a junior when Abidin went 33-6 and was a perfect 15-0 in duals. He posted 19 bonus point victories with four falls, two technical falls and 13 major decisions and won eight matches against ranked opponents that season, including two over two-time All-American Anthony Ashnault of Rutgers.
Prior to Nebraska, Abidin spent two years at Nassau Community College where he earned his Associate’s in Liberal Arts in 2013. He won the NJCAA national title at 133 pounds as a freshman in 2012.
Abidin brings in a wealth of knowledge in freestyle wrestling as a member of the New York Athletic Club. Most recently, he advanced to the round of 12 at the 2017 U.S. Open at 65kg. Abidin also placed third at the 2017 Last Chance Qualifier and the 2018 “Granma E Cero Pelado” in Cuba. Additionally, he earned a fifth-place finish at the 2018 Bill Farrel Invitational.