The film follows Cornell wrestling legend Kyle Dake the year he won his historic fourth NCAA title.
Lansing and Cornell University wrestling legend Kyle Dake in his 24 years has so far lived a life worthy of the big screen. Now, that’s about to become a reality.
One of just four people to ever win four NCAA wrestling titles (and the only one to do it in four different weight classes), the two-time New York State champ will be the subject of a sports documentary that follows Dake through his senior season on East Hill.
Four For Four: The Kyle Dake Story comes from the studio of film producer and former wrestler Patrick Hadley, who produced the film, brought on fellow wrestler and filmmaker Greg Accetta to document a year in the life of a champion, detailing everything from his training regimen to his most grueling, intense matches spanning mats all across the country.
Dake, who finished his career with a record of 132-4, didn’t lose a match in his final two seasons for the Big Red and, after defeating Penn State star David Taylor, was named the Dan Hodge trophy as the nation’s top wrestler as well as the recipient of Sport’s Illustrated’s 2013 Male College Athlete of the Year.
A six-time letter winner at Lansing High School, Dake was a three-time state finalist and a two-time state champ at the 140 lb weight class. Earlier this year, Dake finished second in the U.S. World Team Trials and was USA wrestling’s Northeast Regional champion. There is some more talent in the family, as Dake’s younger brother and three-time sectional champ Corey Dake looks to continue the legacy for the Big Red, where he is currently a sophomore.
The film is set to be released next month.