Ohio State’s Snyder avenges loss for third straight Big Ten crown in possible NCAA final preview

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Ohio State senior Kyle Snyder’s overtime takedown secured his third straight Big Ten crown with a 4-2 decision over 285-pound rival Adam Coon of Michigan, avenging last month’s loss and pacing his Buckeyes to the overall title in the two-day event on Sunday at Michigan State's Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

The 5-foot-11 Snyder (224 pounds) overcame a 59-pound weight disadvantage against the 6-foot-5 Coon (283), a senior who won their Feb. 11 bout 3-1 during an 18-15 dual meet triumph for Snyder’s Buckeyes.

“It wasn’t the most exciting match because there wasn’t a lot of action. I usually try go out there, shoot a ton, be really active and see what happens,” said Snyder, a two-time World Champion and an Olympic gold medalist at 213 pounds, according to “But with Coon, he’s just really heavy, and his leg defense has gotten better, so I have to be more strategic with what I do. A takedown in overtime is cool. It’s just about making adjustments.”

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