Kyle Akins
Kyle Akins
Weight: 125
Year: R-Junior
Hometown: Sycamore, IL
High School: Sycamore

2016-17: After an injury sidelined him for the first month of the season, he went on to have a fine campaign, going 22-7 overall and a perfect 8-0 in duals… went 3-0 in MAC duals… posted two wins over ranked wrestlers during the regular season… went 2-1 at the MAC Championships to qualify for the NCAAs for the first time in his career… went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships… led the team in 4-point near falls (6), reversals (5) and tech falls (3)… had 26 takedowns and six escapes on the season… named to the Academic All-MAC and National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Teams.

2015-16: Had a solid first campaign with the Bulls at 125 lbs. … went 19-13 overall and 11-7 in dual meets… his 11 dual wins tied for second on the team… was 2-6 in MAC duals… tied for the team lead with four falls… also tied for team lead in two-point near falls… ranked third on the team with 28 takedowns... had 20 escapes and five riding time points on the season…. qualified for the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials.

2014-15: Redshirted as a freshman.

High School: Was a four year member and two year team captain of the wrestling team at Sycamore High School. As a senior, he compiled a record of 45-1 en route to a second place finish at the Illinois State Tournament, following a junior season in which he collected the state title. He finished his career as a four time state placer and four time conference champion. Was also named All-American on three occasions. He finished in 3rd place at the USA Junior Freestyle Nationals as a junior. Akins is ranked as a top 100 recruit by Flowrestling while also ranking as high as 9th at the 120 pound weight class by Intermat.

Personal: Born on February 12, 1996… son of Dawn and Tom Akins… has three siblings, Sean Akins, Ryan Saidat, and Colleen Saidat… majoring in occupational therapy… lists his hobbies as fishing and frolfing… his favorite athlete is Cael Sanderson… lists his favorite TV shows as Naked and Afraid and American Horror Story.