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Cael Sanderson

Cael Sanderson

Keynote Speaker: Former Folkstyle & Freestyle Wrestler; Head Coach of Penn State University's Wrestling Team

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Cael Sanderson Biography

Cael Sanderson is one of the most decorated collegiate wrestlers of all-time. After a successful collegiate career, Sanderson has continued his dominance onto to the world and Olympic circuits. On top of all his accomplishments, Sanderson is now one of the most respected and decorated NCAA wrestling coaches of his time.

While a member of the Iowa State wrestling team, Sanderson became only the second four-time NCAA Champion. During his run, he never lost a match, on his way to an unbelievable 159-0 career record. Sports Illustrated named his undefeated career at Iowa State as the number two most outstanding achievement in the history of collegiate athletics.

In 2009, Sanderson was named the Head Wrestling Coach at Penn State University. With the help of Associate Head Coach and brother Cody Sanderson, the Nittany Lions have won eight NCAA Team National Championships in his twelve seasons. Sanderson has won Big Ten Coach of the Year six times and coached over 60 All-Americans at PSU. Before Penn State, Sanderson led his alma mater to three consecutive Big 12 titles, from 2007-2009. In his rookie campaign, he was named Big 12 Coach of the Year, National Rookie Coach of the Year, and National Coach of the Year.

Sanderson’s awards and recognitions are endless. In 1999, he was named the Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year and was named the nation’s top prep wrestler at 171 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News in 1997. He is a three-time winner of the Dan Hodge Award (1999-2002), which is given to the top collegiate wrestler in the nation, and was the first wrestler to win the award multiple times. He was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler each year from 1999-2002, becoming the first freshman to receive the honor. He was also a four time Big 12 Champion and was a finalist for the 2002 James E. Sullivan award presented to the best amateur athlete in the nation. In addition, he has been featured on the cover of a Wheaties Box.

Finding success outside of his career at Iowa State, Sanderson was named the US Freestyle Nationals Outstanding Wrestler in 2001. He went on to compete in his first Olympic Games in 2004 in Athens, winning a gold medal. Sanderson was the 1999 South Korea National Invitation Tournament Champion, the 2000 University World Champion, and the 2003-2004 Manitoba Open Champion. He also won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championship.

Sanderson and his wife Kelly reside in State College, Pa.

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Cael Sanderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Olympic Sports, Martial Arts, Sports, Athlete and Sports Coaching.

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Cael Sanderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Olympic Sports, Martial Arts and Sports. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cael Sanderson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Cael Sanderson generally travels from State College, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tatyana McFadden, Donna Orender and Misty May-Treanor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cael Sanderson for an upcoming event.

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