Kyle Dake
Kyle Dake

Kyle Dake

Olympian 2020 (Bronze)

2022 Senior World Championships (Gold), 2021 Senior World Championships (Gold), 2019 Senior World Championships (Gold), 2018 Senior World Championships (Gold)

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Upcoming Event

2023 Pan American Games

November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

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Upcoming Event

2023 Pan American Games

November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

Previous Event

2023 World Championships

Sept. 16-24, 2023 | Belgrade, Serbia

Athlete Bio

Kyle Dake




Cornell University, NY


Cornell University

2023-24 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 74 kg/163 lbs. 

Years on Team USA: 9 (2013-14, 2015-24) 

Residence: State College, Pa.

Club: Titan Mercury WC 

Regional Training Center: Nittany Lion WC 

College: Cornell University (2009-2013) 

High School: Lansing, N.Y. (2009) 

Born: Feb. 25, 1991, in Ithaca, N.Y. 

Height: 5-9 


Past Olympic Games 
2020 Olympic Games (Bronze at 74 kg) 


Past Senior World Teams 

2022 Senior Worlds (Gold at 74 kg), 2021 Senior Worlds (Gold at 74 kg), 2019 Senior Worlds (Gold at 79 kg), 2018 (Gold at 79 kg) 


Past Age-Group World Teams 

2008 Junior Worlds (14th at 60 kg in Greco-Roman)  


Career Notes 

  • 2020 Olympic bronze medalist
  • Four-time Senior World Team member (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022) 
  • Four-time Final X champion (2018, 2019, 2022, 2023) 
  • 2018 World Cup champion 
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up 
  • Three-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2013-14, 2017) 
  • Two-time U.S Open champion (2016, 2018) 
  • Four-time NCAA champion for Cornell (2010-13) 
  • First to win four NCAA Div. I titles in four different weight classes 
  • 2013 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, as nation’s top college wrestler 


2023: Final X champion… Pan American Championships champion…

2022: World Champion… Final X champion… Pan American Championships champion….  

2021: World champion… Olympic bronze medalists… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Pan American Championships champion... Henri Deglane Grand Prix champion (France)… 

2020: Matteo Pellicone International champion (France)… 

2019: World champion… Final X champion… Grand Prix of Spain champion… 

2018: World champion… Yasar Dogu International champion (Turkey)… Final X champion… U.S. Open champion… Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix silver medalist (Russia)… Freestyle World Cup champion… 

2017:  U.S. World Team Trials runner-up… U.S. Open runner-up… Paris International champion…  

2016: U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up… U.S. Open champion… 

2015: U.S. World Team Trials runner-up… Northeast Regional champion… 

2014: Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)… 

2013: Fifth in Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix (Azerbaijan)… U.S. World Team Trials runner-up… 

2012: Third in U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 


College: 2013 NCAA champion at 165 pounds… 2012 NCAA champion at 157… 2011 NCAA champion at 149… 2010 NCAA champion at 141… Earned an overall record of 137-4 under Head Coach Rob Koll… Earned his degree in Developmental Sociology and minored in Business (2013) 


High School: Two-time NYSPHSAA State champion (2007, 2009) … Coached by Head Coach Doug Dake … Six-time letter winner for Lansing HS… team captain for four seasons… two-time letter winner in baseball where he played second base and catcher… Lettered in track for sprinting… 


Age-Group Achievements: Third at 2011 University Freestyle Nationals … 2009 FILA Junior Greco-Roman Nationals runner-up… Fifth at 2009 FILA Junior Freestyle Nationals… Fourteenth at Junior Greco-Roman Worlds (2008)… FILA Junior Greco-Roman World Team Trials champion (2008)…  FILA Junior Greco-Roman nationals champion… Junior Freestyle Western Regionals champion (2008)… Third at FILA Cadet freestyle nationals (2007)… FILA Cadet Greco-Roman nationals runner-up (2007)… Third in Cadet Greco-Roman and freestyle Fargo nationals (2006)… 


Personal: Son of Doug and Jodi Dake… Has two siblings, Corey and Kristin… married to Megan Dake since December 2016… Has two daughters, EllaJo and Emilia and one son, Leo… Started wrestling at the age of 4 


Hobbies: Hanging with his wife, kids and dogs outside on the hammock… Tracking deer with EllaJo 


Awards: 2013 Dan Hodge Trophy winner… Three-time EIWA Wrestler of the Year (2011-2013)… 2010 Ivy League Rookie of the Year


Note: First wrestler to win NCAA titles in four different weight classes – 141 lbs., 149., 157 lbs., 165 lbs. (2009-2013) … 


Twitter: @kyledake444 

Instagram: @kyledake444 



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