Kyle Dake Wins The Spanish Grand Prix
This past weekend, Kyle Dake ran the table at the Spanish Grand Prix going 5-0 in the tournament enroute to bringing home first place.
Round 1: 7-5 win against Orazgyljov of Turkmenistan
Round 2: 10-0 win against Gilabert of Spain
Round 3: 12-0 win against Tsarakhov of Russian
Round 4 (semi-finals): 12-2 win against Budget of Canada
Round 5 (finals): 5-0 win against Orazgyljov of Turkmenistan
Dake winning this tournament is great news for him and all of his fans because he has been struggling with an injury that had prevented him from competing at Final X last month (the wrestle offs to determine who wrestles for the U.S. at the world championships this fall). Due to his injury, he has been granted a wrestle off against Alex Dieringer on August 17th for a spot on the world team. Those matches will take place in Austin Texas.
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It is great to see Dake healthy and back on the mat. Hopefully this tournament served as a warm up for him and knocked off any rust he may have built up during his time off because if he wants to repeat this year as a world champion, he still has at least two tough matches ahead of him against Alex Dieringer who is currently ranked 10th in the world by United World Wrestling at 79kg.
Congratulations to Kyle on his amazing performance this past weekend.
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