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08/26/2016

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Son, nephew of HSI Baltimore special agents wins gold medal in Rio

Son, nephew of HSI Baltimore special agents wins gold medal in Rio

Kyle Snyder, son of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore special agent Steve Snyder, took home a gold medal in the 97-kilogram freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics, becoming the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history at 20 years old.

Kyle, whose uncle is HSI Baltimore group supervisor Dave Snyder, defeated Azerbaijan’s Khetag Goziumov 2-1 on the final day of competition in Rio, earning a $250,000 bonus from the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Wrestling to go with this first Olympic medal.

“Our trip to Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games was an experience of a lifetime. My family and I are extremely proud of Kyle and were very fortunate to be there in person to witness this extraordinary accomplishment,” Steve Snyder said. “Kyle works extremely hard and has an amazing support group. I would also like to thank the HSI Houston office for taking the time to meet and assist Kyle upon his return to the United States.”

Kyle is a rising junior at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. 

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/30/2016