Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast

Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Podcast: S3 E2 featuring Kyven Gadson, M.Ed.

March 27, 2023 USA Wrestling Season 3 Episode 2
Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast
Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Podcast: S3 E2 featuring Kyven Gadson, M.Ed.
Show Notes

Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Podcast: S3 E2 featuring Kyven Gadson, M.Ed.

Kyven is currently serving as Assistant Director Of Development - Priority Initiatives at Iowa State University, his alma-matter.

He is also Co-Founder & President of the Be RARE, an initiative to promote healthy social and emotional learning through creative outlets.

Kyven’s success on the mats have earned him a Bronze at the World Cup, multiple US Open National Titles, an NCAA D1 title in 2015 for the Cyclones, and a University National Championship in 2016. 

Wrestling for Waterloo East High School in Waterloo, Iowa, Gadson compiled a prep record of 113-12. In his sophomore season, he finished as the runner-up at the Iowa state wrestling tournament in the 145-lb weight class. Gadson was undefeated in both a junior and senior, winning the Iowa state wrestling tournament in the 171-lb and 189-lb weight classes, respectively. He finished his senior season ranked as the sixth-best high school wrestler in the nation at the 189-lb weight class by both the Amateur Wrestling News (AWN) and Intermat. In high school, Gadson was coached by his father William "Willie" Gadson, a former Iowa State Cyclone NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling All-American.

Additionally, Gadson was the 2011 FILA Junior freestyle national champion at 96-kg, 2009 FILA Cadet freestyle national champion at 85-kg, the 2009 Northern Plains Junior Freestyle champion, the ASICS Folkstyle Nationals champion at 152-lb in 2008, the runner-up in the 2008 USAW Preseason Nationals, finished fifth at the 2007 USAW Cadet Folkstyle Nationals, and was a Greco-Roman and freestyle state champion as a high school sophomore.

Kyven talks about family, goals, big match-ups, and what it takes to be great both on and off the mats. Join us for an amazing conversation with Kyven Gadson! 

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