Kyle Snyder
Kyle  Snyder

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Woodbine, Md.

High School:
Our Lady of Good Counsel

Weight:
HWT

06/23/2017

Snyder Nominated for ESPY as Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete

Gold medalist is youngest U.S. wrestling Olympic champion

04/19/2017

NWCA Honors Four Buckeyes as Academic All-Americans

Ohio State finishes No. 14 overall in team GPA

03/16/2017

Five Buckeyes Punch Tickets to NCAA Quarterfinals

Tomasello, Jordan, Snyder, Moore all pick up bonus points

03/15/2017

Snyder a Finalist for AAU James E. Sullivan Award

Olympic champion seeks second NCAA title this weekend

03/13/2017

March to the Arch Culminates with NCAA Championships

Big Ten champion Buckeyes have seven seeded wrestlers

CAREER HONORS
• Olympic gold medalist (97kg) at the 2016 Rio Summer Games.
• Youngest Olympic and World champion in United States wrestling history.
• Two-time Sr. World Team member
• NCAA Champion (285 lbs. 2016, 2017)
• Big Ten Champion (285 lbs. 2016, 2017)
• NCAA and Big Ten finalist (197 lbs. 2015)
• All-American (197 lbs. 2015; 285 lbs. 2016, 2017)
• Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year (2016, 2017)
• Dan Hodge Trophy finalist (2016, 2017)
• NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler (2016)
• AAU Sullivan Award finalist (2017)
• Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete (2015, 2016, 2017)
• CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large (2017)
• Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American (2017)
• NWCA Academic All-American (2015, 2016, 2017)

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17)
• Finished with a perfect 17-0 record, winning both the Big Ten and NCAA titles at heavyweight.
• Defeated No. 2-ranked Connor Medbery of Wisconsin in both the Big Ten and NCAA finals.
• Averaged 7.1 takedowns and 15.7 points/match.
• Scored over 19 points/match in the 13 that didn’t end in a pin.
• Outscored the No. 3 and No. 4-ranked heavyweights by a combined score of 39-17 in regular season dual wins.
Won by technical fall in the first and second round of the NCAA Championships and major decision in the semifinals.
• In his season debut, defeated No. 4 Tanner Hall of Arizona State 20-8, becoming the first-ever American Olympic champion to return to wrestle in a collegiate match.
• 13 of his 17 wins came via bonus points (five technical falls, four major decisions, four falls).
• Won the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in January, considered to be the toughest open tournament in the world.
• 9-0 against ranked opponents, averaging over 14 points/match in those bouts.

SUMMER 2016
• Became the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in United States history when he won a gold medal at the Rio Games.
• First active Buckeye student-athlete to win gold since Jerry Lucas (basketball) 1960.
• Second Buckeye wrestler in history to medal at the Olympics and first in 92 years.
• Capped a 12-month span that included a World championship, Big Ten and NCAA titles and the Olympic gold medal.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
• Returned from a planned redshirt year in January and went 11-0 with a Big Ten and NCAA championship.
• Ohio State’s Male Athlete of the Year.
• Most Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships.
• In a memorable 285 lb. final, defeated two-time defending champion Nick Gwiazdowski of NC State 7-5 in SV-1.
• Topped No. 1 seed Adam Coon of Michigan 7-4 in the Big Ten finals.
• Finalist for the Dan Hodge Trophy.
• Scored 20 points or more in seven of 11 matches and averaged 18.7 points/match.
• Made his 2016 debut vs. Nebraska, topping Collin Jensen 20-9 to clinch the Buckeyes’ dual meet victory.

SUMMER 2015
• Became the youngest World Champion in USA wrestling history, topping defending champ Abdusalam Gadisov of Russia in the goal medal match, 6-5.
• Ranked No. 1 in the UWW freestyle world rankings (97kg).
• U.S. Open champion.
• U.S. Team Trials champion.
• Pan Am Games champion.
• Defeated 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner three times (twice at U.S. Team Trails, once at U.S. Open).
• Was dominant on his way to the Pan Am Games title, outscoring opponents 31-1.

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)
• All-American and NCAA finalist at 197 pounds.
• Big Ten runner up.
• Was 30-4 overall with a team-high 15 major decisions.
• Went 15-1 in dual meets and 8-1 against Big Ten foes.
• In the NCAA semifinals, won by decision over defending champion J’Den Cox of Missouri.
• Edged Minnesota’s Scott Schiller 3-2 in the quarterfinals.
• Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 10) following his 3-1 win over Schiller to clinch Ohio State’s 22-13 dual meet win over the Gophers.
• USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10).
• Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team.
• Won 12 straight matches from Jan. 11-March 8.
• Michigan State Open champion and third place at the CKLV Invitational.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Trained at the Olympic Training Center.
• Overall No. 1 ranked wrestler and top recruit.
• A three-time Maryland national prep champion and a Junior World Champion.
• Amassed a 179-0 record in his first three years of high school before becoming the youngest American in over 20 years to win a FILA Junior World championship in August 2013.
• During his 179-0 run during his first three years of high school, Snyder only gave up a single takedown.
• Undefeated in what are considered the top-three toughest high school wrestling tournaments in America, Snyder won the Walsh Jesuit Ironman twice, Beast of the East three-times, and Powerade once.