Penn State’s wrestling future continues to look up.
Class of 2023 prospect Tyler Kasak announced on Saturday afternoon that he is joining Cael Sanderson’s program. Kasak, who attends Bethlehem Catholic High School, boasts an impressive 79-3 record during his three years there, according to PA-Wrestling.com.
“I am thrilled to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Penn State University,” Kasak wrote. “I would like to thank everyone who has supported me to get to the point where I am in my life right now.”
In high school, Kasak spent time wrestling at 138 and 145 pounds. Most recently, he dominated his junior season with a 44-1 record, his only loss being to State College’s Pierson Manville at the PIAA Championships, where Kasak finished third. He finished first in his district and region all three years and won a Class AAA state title for the 2020-21 season.
Kasak also won the U17 Freestyle World Team Trials at 65kg in April and will compete at the UWW World Championships in July in Italy.
According Wrestling Room Guru Pat MineoKasak may forgo his final season of high school to train at David Taylor M2 Training Center at Pleasant Gap, of which he is currently a member, and the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club.
Kasak is the latest high-profile recruit to enlist in Sanderson’s program. Over the past few months, the Nittany Lions have secured commitments from state champ Dalton Perry, Class of 2022 star Connor Pierceand Transfer from Ohio State Will Betancourt.