The wrestling trivia on this page were provided to me by Sandy Stevens. Sandy announced at every one of the Junior Nationals events since they started in Iowa City in 1971 until a family illness forced her to miss the 1999 tournament. She also has announced at the NCAA Division I National Championships and in the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games, along with a host of other regional, national and international events. In 1998 she was chosen by the Distinguished Members of the Hall of Fame to receive the Order of Merit.
Wrestling trivia questions
Lee Kemp won in 1978 at age 21. (John Smith was 22 when he won the title in 1987.)
Earl McCready, OSU, 1928-30 (also first foreign-born, Canada)
Iowa State University (Ames) in 1928. 49 wrestlers competed on two mats. Tickets were $1.50 (50 cents for students) per session, with all session reserved seats costing $3.00. The first & second place finishers automatically qualified for the Olympic Trials.
Stillwater, OK, 1974
Dave and Mark Schultz, 1984, followed by Ed and Lou Banach.
1904. Americans were the only team entered in the sport that year.
Swing; this form of wrestling is done by holding your opponent while trying to swing him in circles and to the ground. According to the World Book Encyclopia, there are 54 styles of wrestling known to exist today, with a wide range of rules and formats.
The Carr family from Erie, PA, with five brothers.
The three Smith brothers were seeded #1 nine times, winning seven titles (LeRoy, 2/1; John, 2/2; Pat, 4/4; Mark, 1/0)
Iowa, held in Ames, in 1921.
Dawn Ward and Tracey Porter, competing at 119 pounds
Answer: C. (The two struggled for hours underneath the hot sun, stopping every 1/2 hour for a refreshment break. Finally, Klein won with a fall. However, he was so exhausted by his ordeal that he was unable to take part in the championship match, and Claes Johnason of Sweden won the gold by default.)
Aleksandr Medved (1964 Tokyo - 97kg, 214 pounds; 1968 Mexico City - unlimited; 1976 Munich - unlimited).
Phil Kinyon. (In fact, they wrestled to a draw in 10 straight matches before Blubaugh finally won a decision.)
John Smith (he also wrestled with a abscessed ear)
He weighed only 216, below the minimum.
In a back body arch to avoid being pinned. He won, 8-5
The wooden floor of the gym, sparsely covered with dried rice stalks.
John Smith, 1990, and Bruce Baumgartner, 1995.
Zeke Jones, 1991 freestyle world champ, and Tricia Saunders, 1992, 1996 women's world titles.
Chris Taylor of Iowa State, who pinned 44 opponents at heavyweight, 1973
Lee Kemp (1976-78, Wisconsin; 1978, 1979, 1982 world)
Fourth (1982, 1983).
Ed and Lou Banach, Terry and Tom Brands, Troy and Terry Steiner.