Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Kyle Snyder, a three-time NCAA champion and four-time finalist at Ohio State, signed with wresting apparel brand RUDIS on Monday.
A 22-year-old Good Counsel graduate who is considered by some to be the world’s greatest all-time amateur wrestler, Snyder’s move follows some of the sport’s preeminent names, including Dave Schultz, Kenny Monday, Brandon Slay, Cary Kolat, Lincoln McIlravy and Russ Hellickson.
“I will be wearing RUDIS equipment during all of my competitions,” said Snyder, in an e-mail response to The Sentinel. “I am competing at The World Cup April on April 7th and 8th as well as in The World Team trials on June 9th.”
Snyder announced his decision in a letter entitled, “Dear Wrestling,” written to the sport.