Few athletes have accomplished what Kyle Snyder has done on the wrestling mat. From becoming the youngest U.S. Olympic gold medalist and world champion to a three-time NCAA champion, Snyder has been flawless at every stage of competition.

This summer, he will look to reclaim his Olympic title from 2016 and become the fourth U.S. wrestler to win two gold medals. Learn more about the star wrestler as he gets ready for the Paris Olympics.

Athlete bio

How old is Kyle Snyder?

Kyle Snyder is 28 years old and was born on November 20, 1995.

Where is Kyle Snyder from?

Kyle Snyder is from Woodbine, Maryland.

How tall is Kyle Snyder?

Kyle Snyder is 5-foot-11.

When did Kyle Snyder start wrestling?

Kyle Snyder started wrestling at 5 years old. His talent stood out from the beginning, and he had a highly-successful junior career, including multiple medal finishes at the junior national championships. In high school, he recorded a 179-0 record in three years at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School before transferring to Coronado High School as a resident-athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center during his senior year.

Who are Kyle Snyder’s parents?

Kyle Snyder’s parents are Steve and Tricia Snyder. His father Steve is a former collegiate football player and currently works as a criminal investigator with the Department of Homeland Security. His mother Tricia is a former cheerleader and currently works as a marketing manager and fitness instructor. He also has three siblings: his sister Megan and his brothers Steve and Kevin.

Is Kyle Snyder married?

Kyle Snyder is married to Maddie Pack, a former collegiate soccer player at Syracuse University. The two attended the same high school in Maryland.

Where did Kyle Snyder go to college?

Kyle Snyder graduated from Ohio State University in 2018 after competing for the Buckeyes for four seasons.

What are some fun facts about Kyle Snyder?

  • In his free time, Kyle Snyder likes to play basketball, read the Bible and learn Russian. His hidden talents are juggling and ping pong.
  • Kyle Snyder is the only athlete to win an Olympic gold, world title and NCAA wresting title in the same year
  • Kyle Snyder’s favorite meal is Chipotle. He doesn’t follow a set nutrition plan and just ensures that he remains at his target weight. His favorite cheat meals are pizza and ice cream.

Career highlights

How many Olympic medals does Kyle Snyder have?

Kyle Snyder has two Olympic medals in 97kg weight class for freestyle wrestling. He won gold in his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games and earned bronze five years later in Tokyo. He is the youngest Olympic champion in United States wrestling history.

How many world titles has Kyle Snyder won?

Kyle Snyder has won three world titles. His first title came in 2015, making him the youngest world champion in U.S. wrestling history, and then he won again in 2017 and 2022. He also won the 2013 Junior World Championship.

How many medals does Kyle Snyder have?

Kyle Snyder has won several medals throughout his career. On top of his two Olympic medals, Snyder has won seven senior world championship medals (three gold, two silver and two bronze). He is also a six-time Pan American Championship gold medalist, two-time Pan American Games champion and three-time Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix champion. In 2016 he won the World Cup, while he placed first at the U.S. Open in 2015.

How many NCAA championships did Kyle Snyder win?

Kyle Snyder won three consecutive NCAA titles from his sophomore to senior year at Ohio State and was a finalist in his freshman year. He was named the 2016 NCAA Most Outstanding Wrestler and twice named the Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year.

What awards has Kyle Snyder won?

Kyle Snyder has won a number of wrestling awards over the course of his career. In 2017, he was named the Team USA Male Olympic Athlete of the Year and AAU Sullivan Award winner. In 2015, he won the U.S. Open Outstanding Wrestler and USA Wrestling Freestyle Wrestler of Year awards. 

Road to Paris

Has Kyle Snyder qualified for the Paris Olympics?

Kyle Snyder has qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics and will make his third Olympic appearance there. He'll be looking to become the fourth American to win two Olympic gold medals.

Where does Kyle Snyder train?

Kyle Snyder is a part of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and trains at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club at Penn State University.

Who are Kyle Snyder’s coaches?

Kyle Snyder’s coaches are former Olympic champions Cael Sanderson and Jake Varner. Sanderson won gold in 2004, and Varner won in 2012.

In which weight class will Kyle Snyder compete?

Kyle Snyder will compete in the 97kg weight class for men’s freestyle wrestling.