The entire wrestling universe is talking about Adam Coon tonight.
Coon, a University of Michigan heavyweight wrestler from Fowlerville, pulled off one of the great upsets in recent history when he defeated Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder tonight. Snyder, ranked No. 1 in college wrestling, hadn’t lost a college match since the NCAA final in 2015 – a span of more than two-and-a-half years.
Coon defeated Snyder, 3-1, as the home crowd at U-M exploded. You can watch the conclusion of the thrilling match here.
Michigan lost the meet to the top-ranked Buckeyes, but it was Coon’s defeat of Snyder that had the entire wrestling world buzzing. Snyder won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, becoming the youngest wrestling gold medalist in U.S. history.
Coon, a senior from Fowlerville, is also one of the country’s top heavyweights, and the bull’s-eye is squarely on his back now after defeating the seemingly unbeatable Snyder. It’s likely the two will meet up again in the Big Ten tournament and possibly the NCAA tournament.