Sweetwood is beyond excited to announce our newest brand ambassador, Kyle Snyder, an American freestyle wrestler. Kyle Snyder has had quite an impressive career and we are so excited to support him with some high quality meat snacks. We wanted to introduce Kyle to our Sweetwood family, so read on for some details on the man himself.
Kyle started wrestling when he was 5 years old in his hometown of Woodbine, Maryland, actually where he trained until his junior year of high school. A self-described aggressive kid, his mother got tired of him and his 2 brothers wrestling on her furniture and signed them up for wrestling. Fun fact, all 3 Snyder boys wrestled at the collegiate level.
Kyle’s loss in the NCAA finals his freshman year of college is noted as his greatest wrestling disappointment, but that didn’t slow him down. Not only is Kyle the youngest Olympic gold medalist, but he is also the youngest World Champion in American wrestling history. That wasn’t enough, he is also the youngest wrestler ever to win the World, NCAA, and Olympic championships in the same year. Quite an impressive streak. Kyle is also a 2x Ivan Yarigan Champ, which were won back to back; he was the first American man to win the title back to back, but also more than once.
Fueling Kyle are 2 things. His first fuel is to glorify God with the gifts He has given him, working as hard as he can to continue his growth in wrestling and in his faith. Kyle’s second fuel is being the best wrestler he can be. The pure love of his sport drives him to continue improving and winning. Hopefully we can add a third fuel here, Sweetwood meat snacks!
Kyle loves Sweetwood products, especially the Original FATTY Smoked Meat Stick and the Teriyaki Beef Jerky. Snacking before and after practice gets him ready for more wins!
Follow Kyle’s journey @snyderman45 on Instagram and check our updates on @sweetwoodsmokehouse.