*Photo above provided by Sam Janicki
LINCOLN, Neb. – Kyle Snyder did it again, winning the Final X Lincoln event to claim his spot on Team USA for the 2019 World Wrestling Championships (Sept. 14-22) in Kazakhstan. This marks his fifth consecutive year on the World/Olympic senior squad.
🌍 – 2015 (19-year-old Snyder wins World Championship in Las Vegas)
🏅 – 2016 (Gold medalist at the Rio Olympics in Brazil)
🌍 – 2017 (Snyder wins ‘match of the century’ to earn second World title and clinch United States’ third-ever World team title in men’s freestyle; Paris, France)
🌍 – 2018 (World silver medalist in Budapest, Hungary)
🌍 – 2019 (TBD)
For the fifth straight year, Kyle Snyder will represent Team USA at the world/Olympic championships.
— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) June 16, 2019
For his latest Stars & Stripes appointment, Snyder faced a familiar foe in Kyven Gadson. These same two gladiators battled for the 97-kg spot a year ago as well. And for the second time, Snyder arose victorious in back-to-back bouts, seizing the best-of-3 series. This time around, Snyder grinded out a 4-0 win to get it started before coming back with a 12-1 tech fall in the clincher Saturday night.
Kazakhstan, 2019. All glory to God. pic.twitter.com/DSTOykO4zD
— Kyle Snyder (@Snyder_man45) June 16, 2019