Snyder, Martin Honored at Statehouse
May 25, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- NCAA champion wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Myles Martin were recognized at the Statehouse on Wednesday by State Senators Jim Hughes and Kevin Bacon for their standout 2015-16 seasons.

Snyder, the youngest World champion in US Wrestling history and a Olympic qualifier, capped off an undefeated 11-0 season to win both Big Ten and NCAA titles at 285 pounds. His NCAA finals victory over Nick Gwiazdowski ended the two-time defending champions 88-match winning streak.

Martin, meanwhile, had a storybook run to the NCAA finals and punctuated his season by defeating top-seeded Bo Nickal of Penn State in the finals. The first true freshman in school history to win an NCAA title, Martin was 33-6 on the year and is the third freshman All-American for the Buckeyes in the last two seasons.

"It's an honor to recognize such extraordinary talent and hard work on the part of both young athletes," said Hughes. "I look forward to watching Kyle compete in the Olympics this summer, and I know that the Buckeye wrestling team can expect another three impressive years from Myles."

Thanks to Snyder, Martin and All-Americans Bo Jordan and Nathan Tomasello, the Buckeyes finished tird overall in the team standings, their ninth top-10 finish in the last 10 years.