Kyle Snyder Named U.S. Male Olympic Athlete Of The Year

Dec 1, 2017

The awards keep coming for Ohio State University wrestler Kyle Snyder.

The Buckeye senior has been named Male Olympic Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Snyder, who turned 22 last month, won the 97kg gold medal at the 2017 World Wrestling Championship against a two-time world champion from Russia.

It was the third straight World or Olympic gold medal for Snyder, who last year became the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history when he won gold in the Rio Olympics.

In addition to his international wrestling success, Snyder is a two-time champion at Ohio State in the 285 pound weight class. He hasn’t lost a match since his freshman year.