For the second year in a row, Ohio State’s then-senior heavyweight wrestler Kyle Snyder has taken home the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year award.
— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) June 28, 2018
Snyder is the first male athlete in conference history to win the award twice, and he makes it the third year out of the past four that an Ohio State wrestler has won the award, with Logan Stieber taking it in 2015.
This is Ohio State’s ninth athlete of the year award, and the sixth for males, trailing only Michigan (10) in amount of winners.
Snyder finished his 2018 campaign as a three-time NCAA champion, two-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist. He finished 17-1 in his senior campaign for the Buckeyes.