Kyle Snyder is more than just an Olympic wrestling champion. He is the youngest Olympic gold medalist in U.S. wrestling history.
Snyder is also the youngest American wrestler to win an NCAA, World, and Olympic championship in the same year. He is ranked as the best freestyle wrestler in the world, and he was in Carthage at the North Carolina Wrestling Factory earlier this month.
Snyder did a morning and afternoon clinic sharing his knowledge and techniques. At the end of each clinic, there was time for autographs and pictures.
Snyder, an Ohio State graduate, autographed posters, wrestling gear, and a host of Ohio State Buckeye regalia that participants eagerly brought to the clinic.
In March of this year, Snyder won his third and final NCAA championship at Ohio State where he is a legend. He wrestled collegiately and internationally at the same time winning both national and international championships. Snyder’s college record was 75-5. Snyder was also 179-0 in high school and 73-8 in international competitions.
Since graduation, Snyder has remained in the Columbus area as he trains for international events and the Olympics. Which brings us back to Carthage at the North Carolina Wrestling factory.
While in the area, he also visited as a guest at Fort Bragg and trained at N.C. State. This young man is unstoppable.
The clinics in Carthage were filled with young wrestlers dreaming of following Kyle’s path, and they all have the strong support of the staff and board of directors at the North Carolina Wresting Factory.
The North Carolina Wrestling Factory is located at 261 Niagara-Carthage Road and is doing all it can to encourage and train young wrestlers.
They opened their doors in 2016 and has been steadily training wrestlers ever since. They train all ages from novice to advanced wrestlers.
Because they operate year-round, many high school wrestlers attend to keep honing their skills off season. A number of their alumni have gone on to wrestle in college, several with wrestling scholarships.
North Carolina Wrestling Factory will host the second annual West Point Wrestling Club Clinic on September 30th. Army West Point Head Coach, Kevin Ward, as well NCAA Finalists, Maurice Worthy and Phillip Simpson, headline as the main clinicians.
There will also be 10-15 other former NCAA Division I wrestlers that graduated from West Point and served (or are still serving) in the Army and competed on the Army West Point wrestling team.
You can find out more about the North Carolina Wrestling Factory at www.ncwrestlingfactory.com or check out their Facebook page.