December 2002 Trivia Answers

By Gary Abbott | Jan. 10, 2003, 12 a.m. (ET)
1. Who is the only U.S. wrestler to win a medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at two Olympic Games? A: Dennis Koslowski, who won a bronze medal in 1988 and a silver medal in 1992 at 220 pounds. 2. Which wrestler won the most Junior National titles in his career? A: Sean Hage of Georgia, who captured six Junior National titles, three in freestyle and three in Greco-Roman, from 1993-95. 3: Who was the first U.S. wrestler to win the Women's World Championship? A: Tricia Saunders, who claimed her first Women's World title in 1992. 4: Who was only coach to serve as head coach of a U.S. team which won the World Team Title in freestyle wrestling? A: Joe Seay, who was head coach of the 1993 and 1995 U.S. World Freestyle Teams which won the World title. 5: Who was only coach to serve as head coach of a U.S. team which won the World Team Title in women's wrestling? A: Rob Eiter, who was head coach of the 1999 U.S. Women's World Team which won the World title. 6: Who was the wrestler from the Soviet Union who defeated brothers Ben and John Peterson in Olympic Games gold medal matches? A: Levon Tediashvili, who beat John in the 1972 Olympic finals at 180.5 pounds, then beat Ben in the 1976 Olympic finals at 198 pounds. 7. Who was the first wrestler to ever win the Asics Tiger High School Wrestler of the Year award, which was first presented in 1986? A: Laurence Jackson of Santa Monica High School in California. 8. Name the current president of USA Wrestling. A: Stan Dziedzic. 9. What was Dave Schultz' final major wrestling competition? A: The 1995 World Championships in Atlanta, Ga., where Schultz placed fifth at 163 pounds. 10. How many colleges in the Big Ten sponsor wrestling programs? A: Eleven. Every Big Ten school has a wrestling team. 11. Who was the first U.S. wrestler to qualify for four U.S. Olympic Teams? A: Greco-Roman wrestler Mark Fuller (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992). 12. Name the only wrestler to win a gold medal at three Goodwill Games competitions. A: Makharbek Khadartsev of Russia, who won the gold medal at 198 pounds in 1986, 1990 and 1994. 13. What college won the team title at the 2002 NAIA National Wrestling Championships? A: Lindenwood 14. What nation has won the most Women's World team titles? A: Japan. 15. Name the three Olympic Champions who are currently full-time USA Wrestling staff members. A: National Greco-Roman Coach Steve Fraser (1984 Olympics), National Freestyle Coach Kevin Jackson (1992 Olympics), Assistant National Greco-Roman Coach Momir Petkovic (1976 Olympics).