Cornell To Celebrate “Kyle Dake Day” On Nov. 17
November 10, 2018


ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University and Big Red athletics will celebrate "Kyle Dake Day" as part of the Big Red's home opening wrestling match against West Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Newman Arena. The match will start at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.), with admission for kids through eighth grade free.

Dake '13, who won Cornell's first World Championship in the sport last month, will have a meet-and-greet and post-match autograph session following the seventh-ranked Big Red's matchup against the Mountaineers. There will also be a special halftime ceremony honoring Dake. The Lansing, N.Y. native won the 79 kg freestyle crown with a 2-0 win over Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan in the finals. He outscored his opponents 37-0 in capturing his weight class at the 2018 UWW Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

To purchase tickets, visit or in person at the ticket office in Bartels Hall from Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.