Lloyd Keaser

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Lloyd Keaser
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Olympic Games
Silver 1976 Montreal 68 kg
World Championships
Gold 1973 Tehran 68 kg

Lloyd Weldon "Butch" Keaser (born February 9, 1950 in Pumphrey, Maryland) is a former American wrestler who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics, for the United States.

Keaser wrestled for the Naval Academy and was a two-time All American. He was an alternate on the 1972 Olympic team to Dan Gable. In 1973 he won a gold medal at the world championships in freestyle wrestling and became the first African-American to achieve this honor. In 1976 he won the silver medal at the Montreal Olympics. Keaser is now the wrestling coach at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland.


  • Moffat, James V. 2007. Wrestlers At The Trials. Exit Zero Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9799051-0-0
  • Hammond, Jairus K. & Little, Lisa. 2008. The African American Wrestling Experience. National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Moore, Roger. 2009. Glory Beyond the Sport: Wrestling and the Military. National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

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