New Jersey Wrestler to Carry Flag for Haiti in Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics
A New Jersey wrestler will hold the flag for his native Haiti during the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies Friday night!
37 year-old Asnage Castelly will represent Haiti during the games in wrestling and he was selected to carry the flag during the Opening Ceremonies.
According to NJ.com,
The 37-year-old was selected as the country's flag bearer of the 11-member delegation for Friday's Opening Ceremonies. He is the first Haitian to wrestle in the Olympics and he leaves for Rio hoping to become the country's first athlete – in any sport – to come home with a medal since 1928.
"It's starting to sink in," said Castelly. "You start to look. Not many wrestlers have carried their country's flag. It's a great honor. I wasn't expecting it."
Castelly moved to New Jersey when he was 9 years-old and wrestled for Irvington High School.
It's possible that Castelly could be matched up with New Jersey's own Jordan Burroughs, another wrestler. Castelly says that would be "the battle of New Jersey!"