Chasing His Dream - Iowa State's Kyven Gadson

I want to become an Olympic champion.
— Kyven Gadson -

Kyven Gadson has a plan: 

  • 2015 – Earn his Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State in Child, Adult and Family Services – oh, and become the NCAA wrestling champion at 197-pounds.
  • 2016 – Compete and medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
  • 2017 – Graduate from Iowa State with a Master's Degree in School Education.

Gadson's 2015 goals are already a reality, and as a second-year Master's student, he's well on his way to checking the 2017 box. Now it's a matter of making real the crème in the OREO cookie. "I'm taking a leave of absence from college at the moment to pursue that dream," he said. "I want to become an Olympic champion."

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