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Cael Nasdeo named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

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Cael Nasdeo competing at the 2023 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals. Photo by Richard Immel.

Cael Nasdeo (Williamsport, Pa./Buffalo Valley RTC) has been selected as USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on April 4.

Nasdeo won the 126-pound title in the Junior division at the 2023 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals, March 31-April 1 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Nasdeo won five straight matches on the way to the title, including three pins, a technical fall and a major decision. In the championship finals, Nasdeo pinned Jake Castagneto of Team Idaho in 57 seconds.

Competing for Williamsport High School as a senior, Nasdeo was a Pennsylvania Class AAA state champion at 121 pounds this year. He has a current No. 18 national ranking by FloWrestling. He will attend Penn State University.

To nominate a wrestler for this honor please send the athlete's name, wrestling program, weekly accomplishments and career accolades to USA Wrestling Director of Communications Gary Abbott at
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