October 2, 2013

WRESTLING | Kyle Dake ’13 to Join Cornell Wrestling Staff

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By HALEY VELASCO

Four-time NCAA Champion Kyle Dake ’13 will return to the Hill as a volunteer assistant coach for Cornell wrestling.

“I think it’s a good opportunity for me interact with the guys, help the team and also focus on my training,” Dake said in a statement. “The wrestlers and coaches at Cornell have been a part of my family for as long as I can remember.  This is a small way for me to give back.  Even if I wasn’t a coach, I was planning on being in Ithaca.  It will be really cool.  My brother [Corey] will be there wrestling and there are some young studs who will make big splashes this year. I’m excited to coach and also have some great workout partners.”

While in Ithaca, Dake will continue to train and improve upon his skills in order to hopefully make the Olympic team in the future, as well as help out head coach Rob Koll train the rest of the Cornell squad.

The former Cornellian made history last spring, as the first NCAA wrestler to every win four national titles in four separate weight classes in four consecutive years. He was also a three-time EIWA winner and posted a 137-4 record in his time wrestling for the Red.

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