U.S. Wrestler Kyle Dake Finally has Chance at Olympic Gold
Kyle Dake finally broke through at age 30 to beat 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs at the U.S. Olympic trials and qualify for the Tokyo Games. To earn gold in his first Olympic trip, Dake could encounter Italy’s Frank Chamizo, a bronze medalist in Rio in 2016 and the No. 1 seed, and/or Russia’s Zaurbek Sidakov, a world champion. At Cornell, Dake was a four-time NCAA champion, each coming at a different weight class. He placed third at the Olympic trials in 2012 and second in 2016 before winning his two world titles.