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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Dake ’13 defeated Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs in a best-of-three series on Saturday night at the 2021 Olympic Team Trials to become the United States’ representative at 74kg for the Tokyo Olympics. Dake defeated Burroughs in consecutive matches, 3-0, 3-2, to become the fifth Cornell wrestler to compete at the Olympics and the first since Dave Auble ’60 in 1964.

Wrestling at both 79 and 74kg, Dake hasn’t dropped a freestyle match since January of 2018 with a 13-0 record against world and Olympic medalists. In total, Dake is 43-0 in that time frame and has outscored his opponents 331-41.

“I put in the time, work and discipline to become an Olympian and dethrone Jordan,” Dake said following the match…

Read the full article by Cornell Big Red here.