Lloyd Keaser

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Lloyd Keaser
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal 68 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 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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