The Calicast Podcast: Lee Kemp

Oct 04, 2018, 01:23 PM

Leroy (Lee) P. Kemp, Jr. (born Darnell Freeman; December 24, 1956) is an American amateur wrestler who achieved unparalleled success at the high school, collegiate, and international levels. He was America's first person to win 3 World Championships in wrestling. Lee was a four-time World Cup Champion, 7-time United States Freestyle National Champion and was a heavy favorite for gold earning a berth on the 1980 United States Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team, but was unable to compete because of the U.S. boycott of the Olympics.

Hosted by UFC Hall of Fame fighter Urijah Faber and Serial Entrepreneur Greg Connolly

About Lee Kemp:

Lee Kemp with his 7 Gold Medals earned during his wrestling career

Official name: Leroy Kemp

Medal record

Representing United States

Men's freestyle wrestling

World Championships

Gold medal – first place 1978 Mexico City 74 kg

Gold medal – first place 1979 San Diego 74 kg

Bronze medal – third place 1981 Skopje 74 kg

Gold medal – first place 1982 Edmonton 74 kg

Pan American Games

Gold medal – first place 1987 Puerto Rico 74 kg

Gold medal – first place 1983 Caracas 74 kg

FILA Wrestling World Cup

Gold medal – first place 1979 Toledo 74 kg

Gold medal – first place 1980 Toledo 74 kg

Gold medal – first place 1981 Toledo 74 kg

Gold medal – first place 1982 Toledo 74 kg

World Super Championships

Gold medal – first place 1980 Nagoya 74 kg

1980 Summer Olympics

1980 Summer Olympics boycott