'I just want some ice cream, man': ISU Creamery honors wrestler Kyven Gadson with new flavor

Danielle Gehr
Ames Tribune

Over half a decade later, three-time All American wrestler for Iowa State and future Olympian Kyven Gadson will not only get his ice cream, but it will even be named after him. 

Wrestling and ice cream fans alike can join Gadson at ISU Creamery from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the debut of "ChampionChip Kyven Dough." The Creamery, located on the second floor of the Food Sciences Building, opened after a 50-year hiatus last year and is known for its ISU-inspired flavors.

The former Iowa State wrestler told ESPN in 2015 about his ice cream cravings after winning his first title. 

"I just want some ice cream, man," Gadson told the ESPN reporter at the time. 

Six years later, Gadson will be the namesake of a new creamy concoction, his own take on the classic cookie dough flavor. 

"You always have these regular cookie dough flavors, so I wanted to have essentially a rare kind of cookie dough flavor," Gadson said in a video posted on his Twitter. 

Along with cookie dough, Gadson's mouth-watering creation includes dulce de leche, caramel swirl and chocolate chips — "with the emphasis on chip," he said in the video.

More: How an ‘uncomfortable’ year prepared former Cyclone wrestler Kyven Gadson for the Olympic Trials

The Waterloo native competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials over the weekend, finishing third at 97 kilograms (213 pounds) in men’s freestyle and earning a spot on the U.S. national team.

Danielle Gehr is a politics and government reporter for the Ames Tribune. She can be reached by email at dgehr@gannett.com, phone at (515) 663-6925 or on Twitter at @Dani_Gehr.