Olympic-hopeful wrestler Snyder contributes at Coronado, but can't on mat

Dec. 24, 2013, 12:39 p.m. (ET)
by Joe Paisley, Colorado Springs Gazette

The best wrestler at Coronado High School will never wear a Cougars singlet.

But recent transfer Kyle Snyder is wearing red, white and blue; and perhaps some gold pretty soon.

The three-time Maryland high school state champion (179-0 career) and national 2013 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year showed a glimpse of his untapped potential when the 212-pounder became the youngest American in 20 years to win a FILA world junior championship. The 17-year-old prevailed in the ages 17-20 division in August.

Snyder spent the summer at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and decided to stay through the 2013-14 season to work with assistant coaches Bill Zadick and Brandon Slay.

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