Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002

Cael Sanderson

For four years, Sanderson wrestled for Iowa State, and for four years he won. Every time. In March, the 197-pounder capped his 159-0 collegiate career, winning his fourth national championship, the second wrestler ever to do so and the first to do it with an unblemished record. He also became the first person ever to be named the NCAA Division I tournament's most outstanding wrestler four times. It's going to be tough for a future athlete to top the career of Sanderson — who was named the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year and met President Bush in October — because, well, it can't be done.