Big weekend for Cornell wrestling

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Big weekend for Cornell wrestling

March 25, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 3:21 AM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

"To start off Sportscenter, being the lead story is pretty awesome," said Cornell senior wrestler Kyle Dake.

That's what happens when you become the first wrestler in the history the NCAA to win four straight national titles at four different weight classes.

Lansing native and Cornell Senior Kyle Dake did just that when he beat David Taylor in the 165 pound final on Saturday night.

Dake wasn't the only one who had success.

As a team, Cornell finished 5th overall and had four All-Americans.

Not a bad weekend for a wrestling program not many people pay attention to.

"This is the 9th straight year we've had four or more All-Americans. We've been in the top 12 for Gosh, I don't want to get it wrong, 11 or 12 years now and only one of those years we were 12th, the others we were top 10. People mention Iowa, Iowa State, Penn State, we are, the good news is we consider ourselves a perennial top five program," said coach Rob Koll.

"I mean it was a huge weekend for us. We had four All-Americans, keeping that streak alive and I mean Kyle Dake made history and that's huge for Cornell wrestling program and everyone's just really excited about what happened this weekend," said all-American Mike Nevinger.

Coming up Tuesday night in Action Sports, we'll talk to Dake and his teammates about his amazing accomplishment, and we'll tell you what comes next for the four time champion.

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