Olympic and world champion Kyle Snyder capped his Ohio State wrestling career by three-peating as NCAA heavyweight champion on Saturday night.
In the 285-pound final, Snyder beat Adam Coon, who handed Snyder his first NCAA loss in almost three years in a Feb. 11 dual meet.
Tied 1-1, Snyder scored a two-point takedown with 22 seconds left and won 3-2.
Coon is about six inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than Snyder, who wrestles internationally in the 213-pound division. The two highest NCAA weight classes are 197 and 285.
“I’m glad heavyweight’s done,” Snyder said Saturday night.
Snyder will continue his already storied international career as a professional.
In 2015, he became the youngest American to win a world wrestling title, seven months after losing at the Big Ten Championships.
In 2016, he became the youngest American to win an Olympic wrestling title.
Last August, he repeated as world champion by beating Russian Abdulrashid Sadulayev, dubbed the Match of the Century as Sadulayev moved up in weight for the showdown. Snyder handed the Russian Tank his first loss in nearly four years.
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