|Born||November 25, 1961 (age 59)|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Kenny Dale Monday (born November 25, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an Olympic gold medalist and three-time All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State University. He began wrestling at age six at a YMCA after-school program and grew up idolizing Olympic wrestler Wayne Wells. He is a 3X Olympian.
Monday attended Booker T. Washington High School (Tulsa, Oklahoma), where he won four state titles and the 1977 Junior National championship. He never lost a match from seventh grade through the end of high school and finished with a record of 140-0-1.
As an All-American at OSU, Monday won the NCAA title in 1984 at 150 pounds. His collegiate record of 121-12-2 contributed to the Cowboys winning two Big Eight titles. He won the 1989 World Championship and a series of USA Freestyle championships in 1985, 1988, 1991, and 1996. He won the Olympic Championship in 1988 in a 5-2 overtime win against the Soviet Union's Adlan Varaev.
Monday has also worked as the wrestling coach with the Blackzilians, a mixed martial arts camp based in Boca Raton, Florida. He is married to Sabrina Goodwin Monday (National Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics) and has three children; his sons Kennedy currently wrestles for the University of North Carolina. and, Quincy currently wrestles for Princeton University. Monday currently resides in North Carolina.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|1 match||1 win||0 losses|
|Win||1–0||John Lewis||TKO (punches)||Extreme fighting 4||March 28, 1997||2||4:23||Des Moines, Iowa, USA|
Submission grappling record
|Loss||Matt Hume||Submission (ankle lock)||The Contenders||October 11, 1997||1||0:45|
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- "Wrestling coach Kenny Monday let go by 'Blackzilians'". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
- "Kennedy Monday". University of North Carolina Athletic Department. Retrieved 2019-12-16.