Local wrestling coaches excited about Dake's Olympic berth
April 07, 2021


Local wrestling coaches were excited to watch New York-bred Kyle Dake earn a spot at the Tokyo Olympics following his victory over former gold medalist Jordan Burroughs in the 74kg (163 pounds) freestyle division during last Saturday's 2021 Olympic Qualifier in Fort Worth, TX.

Dake, a two-time NYS champion from Section IV's Lansing High School, located about five miles north of Ithaca, went on to become the first-ever NCAA wrestler to win four national titles in four separate weight classes while wrestling at Cornell University from 2010 to 2013.

Dake defeated Burroughs 3-0 and 3-2 over the weekend in the best of three series.