Dying To Ask

What Happed To The Father/Son Wrestlers For Cabo Verde?

July 15, 2021

When we last checked in with Team Wesley for the Dying to Ask podcast, August and Anthony were waiting on a wildcard berth to wrestle at the Tokyo Olympics. (episode here)

The Wesleys are a father-son wrestling duo who hoped to represent the small island nation of Cabo Verde.

August Wesley is an American wrestler and coach. He's coached high school and college athletes. He's the most decorated Greco-Roman wrestler to have come out of Sacramento. And, his cousin, Anthony Amado, represented Team USA in wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

His son, Anthony Wesley, made national teams as a high school athlete and went on to compete at Iowa State University.

The father and son have dual citizenship with the tiny island nation of Cabo Verde, also known as Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa.

The Wesleys have spent the last year pursuing a dream of representing Cabo Verde at the Olympics. Their Olympic berth hung on a wildcard.

And in this Dying to Ask, we find out whether the IOC said yes or no and where Team Wesley will be in July.

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