Kyle Dake

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Kyle Dake
Weight141, 149, 157, 165
Born (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 28)
Ithaca, New York
High schoolLansing HS
State championships2
CollegeCornell University
NCAA championships4 in different weight classes

Kyle Dake is an American world champion freestyle wrestler and former folkstyle wrestler. As a folkstyle wrestler, Dake was only the third wrestler to win four NCAA Division I national titles and the first to do so in four different weight classes.[1]


Dake competed for the wrestling team at Cornell University. Between 2010 and 2013, he became only the third wrestler to win four NCAA Division I titles. Among four-time champions, however, he is the only one to win each title at a different weight class, and the only one to forgo a year of not officially competing.[2]

Following his final season, WIN Magazine awarded Dake the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most outstanding college wrestler.[3]


At the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Dake won a world gold medal at the 79 kg weight class.

Match results[edit]

World Championships Matches
Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location
2018 UWW world 1st, gold medalist(s) at 79kg
Win 4-0 Azerbaijan Jabrayil Hasanov Dec (2-0) October 22, 2018 2018 World Wrestling Championships Hungary Budapest
Win 3-0 Russia Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov Tech Fall (13-0) October 21, 2018
Win 2-0 Georgia (country) Davit Khutsishvili Tech Fall (11-0)
Win 1-0 Germany Martin Obst Tech Fall (11-0)

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) World Wrestling Championships (79 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Yasar Dogu (79 kg)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (79 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix of Paris (74 kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Granma Cup (74 kg)


  1. ^ "Kyle Dake wins NCAA title in fourth weight class". CNN. 2013-03-24.
  2. ^ Velasco, Haley (2012-03-22). "With a Third Title, Cornell Wrestler Kyle Dake Records a First -". Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  3. ^ "Kyle Dake wins 2013 Dan Hodge Trophy - WIN Magazine: Wrestling News". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Cornell's Kyle Dake wins SI's male College Athlete of the Year award". CNN. 2013-05-22.