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May is Kyle D. Dake month.  The Lansing Town Board Wednesday declared that May would honor the four-time NCAA champion wrestler, 'an admired native son of the Town of Lansing, NY'.  Dake and his parents were at the Lansing Town Hall for the reading and presentation of the proclamation.

kyledakemonth_400(Left to right) Doug Dake, Jodi Dake, Kyle Dake, Lansing Supervisor Kathy Miller

"I think most people have followed Kyle's college career.  I have," said Town Supervisor Kathy Miller.  "This has been so much fun, and I think there will be more to follow."

At Lansing High School Dake had a 224-14 career, and twice won the New York State Wrestling Championship.  He then became the most decorated wrestler at Cornell University with a college career record of 137-4.  He was Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) champion three times, All-American four times, Academic All-American three times, and     National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Wrestling Champion four times.  He was the third Cornell athlete to win four NCAA championships, and the first to win them in four different weight classes.  He was named the 2013 Ivy League Wrestler of the Year, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, and the 2013 Hodge Award recipient.

The proclamation reads, in part, "Whereas the Lansing Town Board wishes to acknowledge and commend the athletic talents of Kyle D. Dake, who has brought honor and pride to his family, the Lansing Central School District, along with the Lansing community and his university,

Now therefore I, Kathryn C. Miller, Town of Lansing Supervisor, on behalf of the Lansing Town Board, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2013 to be Kyle D. Dake Month in the Town of Lansing.   In celebration of the four championships in four years in four years in four weight brackets the Town of Lansing honors and salutes Kyle D. Dake and pays tribute to his meritorious accomplishments, competitive spirit and sportsmanship as a champion wrestler and extends its best wishes for  continued success in his future endeavors."

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