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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.

Kyle in his wrestling stance