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Hometown parade for Olympic medalist Kyle Dake in Lansing, N.Y. on Sunday, August 15

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Kyle Dake (USA) trips Frank Chamizo (Italy) in the 74 kg Olympic bronze medal match. Photo by John Sachs,

The local community in Lansing, N.Y. has organized a celebration parade in honor of one of its natives, men's freestyle Olympic bronze medalist Kyle Dake, on Sunday, August 15.

The celebration parade will be held from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, going from the Lansing Town Hall to the Crossroads Bar and Grille.

When the parade is over, there will be an after-party at the Crossroads Bar and Grille from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Those attending have been asked to show support for Kyle Dake and for the USA by wearing red, white and blue.

Dake, who is also a two-time World champion, won a bronze medal at 74 kg at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on August 6.

Dake attended Lansing High School. He went to college at nearby Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he became the first person to win four NCAA Div. I titles in four different weight classes. Dake currently trains at Cornell with the Spartan Combat RTC and competes for the Titan Mercury WC. He has announced that he will compete at the 2021 Senior World Championships in Oslo, Norway in October.