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Cassidy’s goal nothing but gold

Name: Kaden Cassidy

School: Bedford Area

Age: 19

Grade: Senior

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Cassidy earned his third PIAA Class 2A Southwest Regional wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Saint Joseph’s Academy’s Zack Witmer in the finals at 138 pounds. He also earned his 100th career victory during the tournament.

Season update: Cassidy heads to the state tournament with a 34-0 record with 22 technical falls.

Coach Joel Easter’s quote: “Kaden is the hardest working guy in the room, and he is peaking at the right time.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Holmes

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Everytime We Touch,” by Cascada

Outside interests: Fishing, MMA at Gorilla House Gym in Altoona

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: George Mason

Pro athlete most admired: Conor McGregor

Best athlete I ever competed against: New Jersey’s Shayne Van Ness

Most influential person on my athletic career: My coaches and parents

Proudest athletic achievement: PIAA Class 2A third-place finish

How I got my start in wrestling: My dad started me when I was 5 years old in the Bedford wrestling program

Future goal: 2020 138-pound PIAA 2A state champion

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