Randy Lewis (wrestler)

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Randy Lewis
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Freestyle, featherweight

Randy Lewis (born June 7, 1959, Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American wrestler and olympic champion. He competed at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where he received a gold medal in freestyle featherweight.[1][2] After winning three high school state titles in South Dakota, he was a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion at the University of Iowa. A two-time Olympian, and 1984 Olympic champion in Los Angeles. At Iowa, he was a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion. Was member of 1980 Olympic team but President Jimmy Carter's boycott prevented the U.S. team from traveling to the Games in Moscow. Won gold medal at 136.5 pounds in freestyle wrestling at 1984 Olympics, outscoring his first four opponents 52-4 to advance to the final, where he crushed Japan's Kosei Akaishi 24-11 in 4:52. He was second in the 1988 Olympic trials to John Smith, who wound up winning a gold medal, and was 1990 Pan Am champion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Wrestling"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)
  2. ^ "Wrestling – Olympic Games – Men: Freestyle -62 kg"sports123.com (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)