Announcing Cael Sanderson as the Fall Conference Keynote Speaker!
The PPA is excited to announce that Cael Sanderson will be the Keynote Speaker during the President’s Banquet Dinner on October 10th! The event will take place at the President’s Box located in Beaver Stadium. Cael Sanderson is the most storied collegiate wrestling in history. To this day, Sanderson is considered the most dominant collegiate competitor in NCAA history.
In four years, Sanderson never lost. From 1999-2002, Sanderson posted a 159-0 career record (going 39-0, 40-0, 40-0 and 40-0); won four individual National Championships; won four Most Outstanding Wrestler awards at the NCAA Championships (the only wrestler in NCAA history to do so); became the first freshman in NCAA history to win the Outstanding Wrestler honor and won three Dan Hodge Trophies as the nation’s best collegiate wrestler (also a collegiate first). His wrestling career culminated in 2004 by winning won the 84 kg Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, Greece.
Cael became the Penn State wrestling coach in April 2009. During his seven years as head coach, Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to six straight Southern Scuffle titles, three B1G dual meet titles, five Big Ten Championships, five NCAA Championships, collected 37 All-Americans, and coached 10 National Champions.