Destrehan High School's Abby Nette to compete in World U23 Team Championships in Budapest
October 28th, 2019 | Written by: Editor | Contributor: John Nette



Abby Nette, a graduate of Destrehan High School in 2016, will compete for Team USA in the U23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary later this week.  The Women's Freestyle competition will start on Wednesday, October 30, and will be completed on Friday, November 1st. 

Abby Nette after winning the 2018 USAW/USMC Girls Folkstyle and U23 Women's Nationals on March 24th at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, OK
Hometown: Saint Rose, La.  College: Campbellsville University, NC, Emmanuel College, GA. 
Born: November 10, 1997; weight: 59 kg/130 lbs.
Career Highlights:
  • Two-time U23 World Team member (2018, 2019);
  • 2019 Senior National Team member, fourth at 2017 U.S. Open;
  • 2019 WCWA Nationals champion 2019: U23 World Team Trials champion;
  • 2019: Second at Senior World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, second at U.S. Open, third at Canada Cup and fifth at Poland Open;
  • 2019 WCWA Nationals champion for Emmanuel;
  • 2018: 12th at U23 World Championships, U23 World Team Trials champion, third at Senior World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, third at U.S. Open: third at 2018 WCWA Nationals for Emmanuel;
  • 2017: Fourth at U.S. Open, eighth at Junior World Team Trials;
  • 2016: Fifth at Junior Women’s Freestyle Nationals (Fargo).
2019: Transferred from Emmanuel College to Campbellsville University in Buie's Creek, NC.
Coached by Lee Miracle. Twitter: @abby_nette7 Instagram: abby_nette7

"U23" is an age class comprised of wrestlers 18-23-years-old as of December 31st of the competition year.  Miss Nette will be 21 come the competition in Budapest.

Abby is the daughter of 1979 Division I state champion John Nette (left) of Bonnabel High School in Metairie, and was coached by a teammate of her father's, John Fogarty (right), who won Division I state championships for Bonnabel in 1978 and 1979.

(For those wishing to attend the competition, please know Google Maps could not calculate the driving directions from "Destrehan High Budapest, Hungary.")

The Men's U23 Freestyle competition will run from Monday, October 28th with the finals on Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, November 1st.  The Men's Greco-Roman competition will run from Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd.

Budapest is in the Central European time zone, which is six hours ahead of Louisiana's Central Time Zone that's five hours for you, Gavin..  Hence, when the Women's Freestyle competition starts at 10:30 a.m., live TrackWrestling coverage will start at 4:30 a.m.  The finals will be at noon on October 31st.

Please click here for the 2019 U23 Worlds Media Guide.

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[True story] To impress a girl I was flirting with in a UNO geography class, I taught her how to remember the capital of Hungary:  When one is hungry, one can have a picnic.  Picnics may entice ants, among other creatures, which are deemed "pests," i.e. "pesticides."  When one voices displeasure about things, one often yells "boo!"  Hence, being Hungary may cause one to Budapest.  (I also had one for Romania, but one needs a basic knowledge of French to use it.)

"Wrestling."  "Hungary."  Too loaded - I best go feed the cat.

OK - one more, speaking of cats:  The Gray Cat, Fat And Old, Quit Taking Cocaine & Died.  I cannot say anything Moh about that.

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