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Sanderson's squad ready for team title battle in St. Louis on March 16-18
Penn State headed to Bloomington for Saturday/Sunday conference title tourney
Cael Sanderson's squad treks to Stillwater for NWCA Dual Meet title event
Illinis Friday at 7 p.m., Terrapins Sunday at 2 p.m.
Nittany Lions and Buckeyes tangle at 6 p.m., live on the BTN
Parents: Daniele Renck, Ismail Rasheed -- Major: Business Management/Theater
2016-17: Perfect start to campaign with a 5-0 run in Keystone Classic at Penn on 11/20 to win 174-pound title, with two pins and a 2-1 (TB2) victory over teammate #13 Geno Morelli in the final...dropped 6-3 decision to #19 Ryan Preisch of Lehigh on 12/4 in BJC Dual.
2015-16: Ranked #17 by InterMat...downed Lock Haven's Dillon Gavlock of Lock Haven in collegiate debut on 11/13...outstanding 6-0 win over #13 Adam Fierro of CSU Bakersfield in California on 11/20, first win over a ranked wrestler...tough 6-3 loss to #6 Jim Wilson at Stanford on 11/22...went 4-1 to take second place at Nittany Lion Open on 12/6...lost to teammate Geno Morelli, 3-2 on riding time, in the finals...pinned #15 Conor Brennan at the 4:28 mark on 12/19 at Rider...went 3-2 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, including two pins (one in just 0:14) and a 5-2 win over #16 Jake Faust of Duke...pinned #5 Chad Welch, fresh off winning Midlands, at the 1:56 mark in Penn State's 42-3 dual win at Purdue on 1/8, then majored Indiana's Bryce Martin (11-2) on 1/10...dropped hard-fought 10-9 decision to #6 Steven Rodrigues at Illinois on 1/23...went 2-1 with two first period pins at U.S. Collegiate Open to place second on 2/21.
2014-15: Red-shirt season...finished 4-1 in open tournaments with one pin.
Finished fifth at states as a freshman and second as a sophomore before winning state titles as a junior and senior. He was country runner-up three times and a two-time county champion...family pedigree features professional boxers, outstanding basketball players and wrestlers...and outstanding student in high school, earning high honors twice at Longwood.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2014-15||Red Shirt Season|
|2015-16||17-7||8-3 (4-1)||7-3 (0-0/0-0)||6-0||1-0||4-0||34||2016-17||5-1||0-1 (0-0)||5-0 (0-0/0-0)||2-0||1-0||0-0||0||Career||22-8||8-4 (4-1)||12-3 (0-0/0-0)||8-0||2-0||4-0||34|