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Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder, of Woodbine, to redshirt, eyes 2016 Olympics

Kyle Snyder is going to redshirt next season as he goes after a spot on the U.S. team in the 2016 Olympics.

Ohio State star wrestler Kyle Snyder will redshirt next season in an effort to earn a spot on the U.S. team headed to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Snyder, of Woodbine, was the NCAA runner-up at 197 pounds as a true freshman last year, helping the Buckeyes win their first national team title.

Snyder's biggest breakthrough came earlier this month at the U.S. World Team Trials. He upset 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner to earn a spot in the World Championships.

Snyder went undefeated and was a three-time state high school champion at Good Counsel. He spent his senior year at Colorado at the United States Olympic Training Center.

Snyder will have three years of eligibility at Ohio State left starting in 2016-17.

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