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Kyle DakeKyle Dake (right) pictured with USA Wrestling Freestyle Head Coach Bill Zadick after Dake won a spot on the US World Team near Austin, Texas Saturday. Photo courtesy of Jodi Dake

Defending 2018 World Champion Kyle Dake, 28, again became the United States world wrestling team representative for the 79 kg weight class Saturday.  Dake won the spot in Round Rock, Texas in a match against Alex Dieringer.   Dake defeated Dieringer in the first two rounds in the best-of-three Final X Special Wrestle-Off, 3-2 and 4-2, making a third round unnecessary.  The match was the fourth time the two wrestlers have faced off.

The Final X match was originally scheduled in June, but Dake postponed the match due what he described as "a freak accident  that required surgery."

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