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Timeline of Kyle Snyder’s journey to gold medal glory

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OSU junior Kyle Snyder stands at attention for the U.S. national anthem after receiving his gold medal on Aug. 21. Credit: Courtesy of Tony Rotundo

OSU junior Kyle Snyder stands at attention for the U.S. national anthem after receiving his gold medal on Aug. 21. Credit: Courtesy of Tony Rotundo

High School (2010-14)

Snyder begins wrestling at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, where he goes on to record a perfect 179-0 record. Only surrenders a single takedown in his high school career. Won a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in 2013.

Freshman Year (2014-15)

Second in the NCAA national championships at 197 pounds.

Big Ten runner-up.

Finished season at 30-4.

Summer 2015

Becomes youngest world champion for United States in history at 19 years old at 96 kilograms.

Champion at Pan Am Games, U.S. Team Trials, U.S. Open.

Sophomore Year (2015-16)

Removes redshirt to compete for OSU. Finished season 11-0.

Big Ten and NCAA champion.

Most Outstanding Wrestler at NCAA championships.

Summer 2016

Qualified for U.S. Olympic team in Rio.

Defeated defending gold medal winner Jake Varner in team trials.

Defeated Khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan for the gold medal.

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