Episode 74 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast, presented by KT Tape, features two-time NCAA champion Gabe Dean of Cornell University.
Dean just completed a remarkable collegiate career for the Big Red as a four-time NCAA All-American with placements of third, first, first and second at the NCAA Championships.
His list of achievements include being a four-time EIWA champion, two-time Ivy League Wrestler of the Year and the Cornell record holder for all-time wins at 152.
As a senior, Dean finished with a 35-1 overall record and 20 pins, the highest mark in the NCAA this season.
In his final collegiate match, Dean was upset in the NCAA finals by Penn State's Bo Nickal, 4-3. Despite this loss, Dean will go down as one of the top wrestlers in NCAA history, all the while staying true to himself and his personal values.
Topics of discussion include his final run at the NCAA Championships, the legacy he built at Cornell, the sustained success of the Cornell program, overcoming adversity and much more.
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