Four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake will be one of the featured wrestlers at this year’s Grapple at the Garden. On December 1, 2013, the former Big Red standout will square off against 2011 NCAA champ Bubba Jenkins in a freestyle main event that is sure to put an exclamation point on what is shaping up to be an amazing day of wrestling.

Why all the excitement about Dake’s scheduled appearance? Because he happens to be one of the most decorated wrestlers ever to wear Cornell’s famous red singlets. Let’s take a look at some of the achievements from Dake’s storied NCAA Division I career.

  • Four-time NCAA wrestling champion
  • Four-time NCAA All-American selection
  • First wrestler in NCAA history to win four titles in four different weight classes
  • First wrestler in NCAA history to win four titles without a redshirt season
  • 2013 Hodge Trophy winner as outstanding wrestler of the year
  • Three-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) champion
  • Three-time EIWA Wrestler of the Year
  • Ivy League Wrestler of the Year
  • Two-time First-Team All-Ivy selection
  • EIWA Sheridan Award winner
  • EIWA Fletcher Award winner
  • Ivy League Rookie of the Year for 2010
  • EIWA Freshman of the Year
  • Two-time Peter J. Floros Memorial Award winner as Cornell’s Most Valuable Wrestler
  • Career record of 137-4 with a 97.2 winning percentage

Currently Dake is lending his expertise to the next generation of Big Red wrestlers as a volunteer member of the Cornell coaching staff.

Don’t miss your chance to see this NCAA wrestling legend in action on December 1 at Madison Square Garden! And be sure to check back in a week—or whenever you next shop for wrestling gear from Suplay—to learn more about Dake’s Grapple at the Garden opponent  Bubba Jenkins.