Steve Fraser

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Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles 90 kg

Steven Howard "Steve" Fraser (born March 23, 1958) is an American Olympic Gold Medalist athlete wrestler and coach. He is the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 198 lb weight class. A native of Hazel Park, Michigan, Fraser was a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state wrestling champion and later an All-American in wrestling at the University of Michigan. Fraser's gold medal was the first Olympic medal in Greco-Roman wrestling followed the next night by Jeff Blatnick who won a second gold medal for the United States Olympic team. Fraser has served as coach of the US Greco Roman team since 1997. 2000 Olympic Gold medalist Rulon Gardner credits Fraser's instruction as a large part of his wrestling success. The year Fraser competed, the USA won 9 Gold Medals in wrestling, the largest in a single Olympics since 1896.

In 2008, Fraser was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.[1]


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