Kyle Snyder tries to take down Jake Varner, left, during their 97-kilogram freestyle final match at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The U.S. men's freestyle wrestling team is just about out of chances to win a gold medal.
It's best shot left lies with Kyle Snyder, who will attempt to become America's youngest wrestling gold medalist on Sunday.
Snyder, who just finished his sophomore season at Ohio State, stunned the wrestling community last September by rolling to a world title at 97 kilograms.
Snyder was the youngest world champion the U.S. ever had _ and he followed it up by winning the NCAA title at heavyweight despite giving away up to 50 pounds to his opponents.
Snyder dropped three international bouts in the run-up to the Rio Games before going undefeated at a World Cup in June.
One factor in Snyder's favor is that he likely won't let his first Olympic moment get to his head.
In fact, the day after the low-key Snyder returned from Las Vegas after winning worlds, he noticed his family's lawn needed a mow.
Snyder broke out the mower and cut the grass _ a moment Ohio State coach Tom Ryan put on a poster to illustrate the importance of hard work and humility.
Oh, just wrestler Kyle Snyder mowing the lawn one day after his first world title in '15. Snyder competes Sunday pic.twitter.com/9lkv4zP1L3
— LukeMeredith (@LukeMeredithAP) August 20, 2016