Arguably the best athlete to come out of Ohio State in recent years took to Twitter with a message for his fans on Thursday afternoon.
Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder revealed his plans to move from Ohio State’s camp to a rival. Snyder penned a heartfelt letter to announce his move from Columbus to Penn State.
He’s now a member of the Nittany Lions Wrestling Club as he trains for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Snyder addressed the move in a statement to Team USA Wrestling:
“As wrestlers, this sport is about exhausting yourself of all options to increase your likelihood of improvement. Ohio State is one of the best places you can go as a recruit and as an RTC athlete to train, but I think the change of scenery and the change of eyes on me with the different training partners and coaches that I can have at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club is going to put me at ease at least knowing that I tried that option.”
At the World Championships this year, Snyder won a bronze medal, his worst finish at a national tournament in his career.
As a result of the low (for him) finish, Snyder decided to shake things up a few months before the Olympics.
Snyder won three national titles at Ohio State before his move to the professional ranks.