Two-time Cumberland All-American Kyle Delaune begins his first season with the Phoenix staff as a graduate assistant in 2017-18.
The New Orleans, La., native garnered All-America honors as a sophomore and senior, placing fourth at 184 as a sophomore and sixth at 184 as a senior. He earned trips to the NAIA Championships in all four seasons at Cumberland, compiling a 10-9 mark in the national tourney. He finished his CU career 91-57 overall.
Delaune posted a 26-13 overall record as a freshman, garnering Second Team All-Mid-South Conference honors and collected a 26-6 overall mark as a sophomore, including 5-2 in the NAIA Championships, losing in the third-place match after five straight victories in the wrestleback.
He finished 25-9 as a junior with a 2-2 record in the national tourney as well as Second Team All-Mid-South accolades and registered a 22-13 mark as a senior, including 3-3 in the NAIA Championships. Delaune was named Academic All-Mid-South Conference and CoSIDA Academic All-District as a senior as well.
Delaune was a three-year letterwinner for coach Robbie Dauterive at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, winning an individual state championship as a senior and finishing runner-up as a junior. He posted a 144-28 career record at BMHS with 88 pins. He reached the state tournament along with earning AAU All-America honors as a sophomore and was first in his weight class at the US Freestyle Championship as a freshman.
Delaune earned his bachelor’s in Business Management from Cumberland in May 2017 and is currently working on her master’s in Business Management at CU.