ROME — High Point native Joe Sealey captured the gold medal in the 71 kilogram class at the World U-17 Wrestling Championships on Sunday.

Sealey, who won a state championship at High Point Central in 2021 and now wrestles for Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania, defeated Raul Casto of Italy 12-0 in the gold medal match. Two takedowns and two inside trips helped key the victory as well as stopping Caso’s attack.

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