Download our Mobile App                  

  Search The Site
Top News Stories...
TheMat.com moving to USOC website platform with new look and functionality

This week, TheMat.com will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....

Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....



Kyle Dake-Jordan Burroughs rivalry giving U.S. wrestling a needed boost



Kyle Dake instructs at a wrestling clinic in Ohio. Plain Dealer photo

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Whether or not Northeast Ohio is the center of the wrestling universe might be up for debate.

This we know: Echos of the sport's latest big bang can be heard from Westlake High to Kent State, where the family of Kyle Dake left its mark on wrestling years ago.

The son of Doug Dake, Westlake's only state wrestling champion, Kyle Dake made his own history this year. The Cornell senior won his fourth NCAA Division I national championship, becoming the first wrestler to do so at four different weights.

Dake nearly turned the sport upside down this month when he emerged from a brutal bracket at the U.S. World Team Trials to challenge America's biggest wrestling star, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs.

Click here to read entire Kyle Dake story in Plain Dealer
Untitled Document
   
© Copyright 2000-2014 USA Wrestling, All rights reserved.
Contents of this site may not used without the expressed written consent of USA Wrestling.