WREST: Sanderson's Next Big Move: Dynasty

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In Sunday's edition of the New York Times, Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson was profiled as he assumes control of the Nittany Lion wrestling program. Below is a snippet from the story by Joe Drape.

"They turn cartwheels and mime acrobatic moves to the techno beat pumping through the sound system until sweat begins to glisten on their bodies. They are muscled and agile and could pass for Cirque du Soleil performers except that most of them have mangled ears, a telltale giveaway that they are wrestlers.

In their midst, rolling his shoulders, stutter-stepping and slapping the neck of an invisible opponent is their coach, Cael Sanderson. He is a youthful 30, with a shaved head that makes him indistinguishable from his Penn State wrestlers.

Except Sanderson is not just a coach; he is the greatest wrestler in N.C.A.A. Division I history -- a four-time champion and the only one with a perfect record (159-0). He also won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics."

The entire story can be accessed here.

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