For the second straight year, Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder is a finalist for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, given annually to the “most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.”
All the finalists were announced on the AAU Sports Facebook page on Friday.
— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 23, 2018
Snyder, a NCAA, Olympic and World wrestling champion, was a finalist for the award last year but could not beat out former Wisconsin volleyball start Lauren Carlini. Now he’s back in the final round, where he will go up against the following six finalists with a chance to add yet another award to his illustrious career:
- Annika Albrecht, Nebraska women’s volleyball
- Joel Berry II, North Carolina men’s basketball
- Erin Finn, Michigan track and field
- Kelly Hunter, Nebraska women’s volleyball
- Angela Peavy, U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage team
- Maia and Alex Shibutani, U.S. figure skating
If Snyder wins, he’ll be the first award recipient from Ohio State since former running back Ezekiel Elliott in 2014.
The award will be presented at the New York Athletic Club on April 17.