USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 30 ...

Bonus Points Ep. 30 featuring Olympic champion and U.S. wrestling legend Kenny Monday

By Richard Immel USA Wrestling | Feb. 09, 2016, 10:58 p.m. (ET)


The USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, will feature many of top names in wrestling from the U.S. and beyond.

Join USA Wrestling's Richard Immel as he deconstructs the greatest minds in wrestling and sheds light on the secrets of success for each guest.

Episode 30 of Bonus Points features one of the best men's freestyle wrestlers in USA Wrestling history, Olympic and World champion Kenny Monday.

In total, Monday won four Olympic and World medals. He won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Monday also won gold at the 1989 World Championships and earned silver at the 1991 World Championships.

Monday was a member of three U.S. Olympic teams (1988, 1992 and 1996). He was also the first african-american wrestler to win the Olympics.

Among his other career achievements are a gold medal at the 1988 Tblisi Tournament, considered by many to be the toughest tournament in the world. He was a three-time NCAA finalist for Oklahoma State University and a NCAA champion in 1984.

Topics of discussion include his experience growing up wrestling in Tulsa, Okla., his collegiate career and international career, the rivalries and freindships he formed on his journey and winning the Olympic gold medal in one of the most memorable Olympic finals in history.

Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 30 guest Kenny Monday on Twitter at @kenny_monday and follow show host Richard Immel at @Richard_Immel.

Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bouns Points Archives or by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening application.

Related Links
1988 Olympic Finals - Kenny Monday (USA) vs. Adlan Varaev (USSR)
1992 Olympic Finals - Kenny Monday (USA) vs. Jang-Soon Park (KOR)
1996 Olympic Games - Kenny Monday (USA) vs. Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS)

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