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Biography - Kyle Dake, NY

KYLE DOUGLAS DAKE
2019-20 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 79 kg/ 174.2 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 6 (2013-14, 2015-20)
Residence: Ithaca, N.Y.
Club: New York RTC, Titan Mercury WC
Personal Coaches: Cory Cooperman, Rob Koll
College: Cornell University (2009-2013)
Regional Training Center: New York RTC
High School: Lansing, N.Y. (2009)
Born: Feb. 25, 1991 in Ithaca, N.Y.
Height: 5-9

Career Highlights

  • Two-time World champion (2018, 2019)
  • Two-time Final X champion (2018, 2019)
  • 2018 World Cup champion
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up
  • Three-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2013-14, 2017)
  • Two-time U.S Open champion (2016, 2018)
  • 2018 Yasar Dogu International champion (Turkey)
  • 2017 Paris International champion
  • 2014 Cerro Pelado International champion
  • Four-time NCAA champion for Cornell (2010-13)
  • First to win four NCAA Div. I titles in four different weight classes
  • 2013 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, as nation’s top college wrestler
  • 2008 U.S. Junior World Team member in Greco-Roman
  • Two-time New York state high school champion
     

Career Biography
2020:
Gold at Matteo Pellicone International…
2019: World champion… Final X champion… Grand Prix of Spain champion…
2018: World champion… Yasar Dogu International champion (Turkey)… Final X champion… U.S. Open champion… Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix silver medalist (Russia)… Freestyle World Cup champion…
2017:  U.S. World Team Trials runner-up… U.S. Open runner-up… Paris International champion… 
2016: U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up… U.S. Open champion…
2015: U.S. World Team Trials runner-up… Northeast Regional champion…
2014: Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)…
2013: Fifth in Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix… U.S. World Team Trials runner-up…
2012: Third in U.S. Olympic Team Trials…
 

College: 2013 NCAA champion at 165 pounds… 2012 NCAA champion at 157… 2011 NCAA champion at 149… 2010 NCAA champion at 141… Earned an overall record of 137-4 under Head Coach Rob Koll… Earned his degree in Developmental Sociology and minored in Business (2013)…
High School: Two-time NYSPHSAA State champion (2007, 2009) … State runner-up (2008) … Coached by Head Coach Doug Dake and Assistant Coach John Kotmel… Six-time letter winner for Lansing HS… team captain for four seasons… two-time letter winner in baseball where he played second base and catcher… Lettered in track for sprinting…

Age-Group Achievements: Third at University Freestyle nationals (2011)… FILA Junior Greco-Roman nationals runner-up (2009)… Fifth at FILA Junior Freestyle nationals (2009)… Fourteenth at Junior Greco-Roman Worlds (2008)… FILA Junior Greco-Roman World Team Trials champion (2008)…  FILA Junior Greco-Roman nationals champion… Junior Freestyle Western Regionals champion (2008)… Third at FILA Cadet freestyle nationals (2007)… FILA Cadet Greco-Roman nationals runner-up (2007)… Third in Cadet Greco-Roman and freestyle Fargo nationals (2006)…

Personal: Son of Doug and Jodi Dake… Has two siblings, Corey and Kristin… married to Megan Dake since December 2016… Has one daughter, EllaJo… Student Council Vice-President (2008-2009)…

Awards: Hodge Trophy (2013)… Ivy League Wrestler of the Year (2013)… Three-time EIWA Wrestler of the Year (2011-2013)… Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2010)… Langsing Team Sportsmanship Award (2009)… Male Athlete of the Year (2007)…

Note: First wrestler to win NCAA titles in four different weight classes – 141 lbs., 149., 157 lbs., 165 lbs. (2009-2013) …

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