Kyle Dake

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Kyle Dake
Weight 141, 149, 157, 165
Born (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 27)
Ithaca, New York
College Cornell University
NCAA championships 4

Kyle Dake is an American folkstyle and freestyle wrestler. He is only the third wrestler to win four NCAA Division I national titles.[1]

Folkstyle[edit]

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]

Freestyle[edit]

Dake won the United States World Team Trials in 2018 at 79kg[4] and will represent the United States in the World Championships in Budapest.

Dake was the runner-up at the United States World Team Trials in 2013, 2015, and 2017. He was also the runner-up at the United States Olympic Team Trials in 2016. In 2018, Dake earned a silver medal at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix, a major wrestling tournament held annually in Siberia.

Awards and honors[edit]

2018
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (79 kg)
2017
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix of Paris (74 kg)
2014
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Granma Cup (74 kg)
2013
2012
2011
2010

Footnotes[edit]

  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 - NYTimes.com". Thequad.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Kyle Dake wins 2013 Dan Hodge Trophy - WIN Magazine: Wrestling News". www.win-magazine.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  4. ^ Spey, Andrew. "Final X - State College Match Notes". Flo Wrestling. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Cornell's Kyle Dake wins SI's male College Athlete of the Year award". CNN. 2013-05-22.