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lewboo last won the day on August 22 2015

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  1. DF better quit making fun of me or I will send my "friends" over to your house for a little chat. Apology accepted!
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    question for Lewboo

    KTG119 I am on the road right now but at home I have a copy of some of my records, but I think during my career I have wrestled 24 different wrestlers who won at least 1 NCAA championships, and I have at least one victory over 21 of them. The 3 NCAA champions that I wrestled and never beat were Nate Carr, Brian Dolph, and Eddie Urbano. I think my record against NCAA champions is something like 58-27. Some of these victories and losses were before they were NCAA champions like my 2 wins over Tom Brands, but I think I beat 16 of them after they were NCAA champs.
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    Lewboo is/was Kentucky Mudflap

    Chances of Lewboo being Kentucky Mudflap are 0.000000 to infinity!!!
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    Happy Birthday, Lewboo

    NJWC here is my Darryl Burley story. It was early December of 1978, and the Iowa Hawkeyes had a dual meet against Lehigh, at Lehigh in a small gym I believe they referred to as the Pit. I was a sophomore in college and was coming off a true freshman season in which I placed 2nd in the NCAA's, and then that spring and summer made the world team, beating 5 former world and Olympic team members to make the team. I was thinking I was THE MAN!!! For the first half of the year, I was wrestling up a weight at 134 pounds, and Lehigh had a true freshman named Darryl Burley who I had barely even heard of. I believe this dual was only Burley's second varsity match in college. I remember thinking, well Mr. Burley, welcome to the Big Time!! I was very confident that I would dominate this match and came out ready to hit some big moves and excite the crowd in the packed gym. Well about 15 seconds into the match, we locked up in an upper body move, and Darryl Burley promptly threw me on my back for a 5-0 lead. I eventually fought off my back and then got ridden for the rest of the 1st period. Back then the matches were 8 minutes, with a 2 minute first period. At the end of the 1st period I was down 5-0 plus 1:45 of riding time. In the 2nd period, I started my comeback, and we got into another upper body situation, and I still remember making eye contact with Lou Banach on our bench, and I winked at him right before I threw Burley to his back for 4 points. I think I was down 7=6 going into the 3rd period, and after an escape tied the score at 7-7 we locked up again and again Burley threw me to my back for 4. I fought off my back, got an escape and then we locked up for the 4th time and this time I threw Burley to his back for the 2nd time. Burley fought off his back, and I remember looking at the clock with 20 seconds left and I was ahead 12-11, but Burley had riding time, so the match was really tied. Back then, matches in duals ended in a tie, they did not go overtime, and I remember thinking no way am I going to settle for a tie in this match, so I let Burley go with 20 seconds left, and we got into another body lock situation, and for a 3rd time I came out on top as I threw Burley to his back with about 2 seconds left for the takedown, and I ended up winning the match 14-13. I have never seen film of that match, but that was the best and most exciting match of my entire college career. Burley would go on to win the NCAA's that year as a true freshman, beating defending NCAA champion Mike Land 9-7 in the finals at 134 pounds. I would go on to win the NCAA's that year at 126 pounds, beating John Azevedo 20-14 in the finals at 126 pounds. My match with Azevedo was the highest scoring match ever in the NCAA finals, which I am proud of, but my greatest match of my college career was my first meeting with Darrly Burley, one of the All time greats.
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    Happy Birthday, Lewboo

    thanks, DF NJWC Burley was one of the best I ever wrestled. Will tell you a story about my first match with him soon.
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    Happy Birthday, Lewboo

    Medicine Man, great job on the photo shoot, I just made that my profile pic on Face Book, thanks for the birthday wishes, and Fadzaev thanks for your comments! I always tried to put on a show for the crowds!
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    Lee Kemp

    I see where I accidently typed kee kemp instead of Lee, how do I fix that
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    Lee Kemp

    With the World Team Trials in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend, and with the 1979 World Team being honored, I would like to take this time and let the wrestling world know a few facts and opinions from Lewboo about one of America’s greatest wrestlers EVER!!!! No, I am not talking about myself, lol, but rather about the GREAT LEE KEMP!!!!! I had the pleasure off being teammates of Lee Kemp on 2 World teams, a Pan American team, a World Cup team, and a boycotted Olympic team, and became a great fan and friend of a great wrestler and a great person. Looking at this, I just realized I was on 5 different teams with Lee in addition to several USA vs. Russia dual meets, including the one in Rapid City, SD in 1980 when I became the Toughest Kid on the Block! On those teams, Lee Kemp won every time he was my teammate!!!!! He was Jordan Burroughs before there was a Jordan Burroughs!!! In this little story I am about to tell, I may compare Lee Kemp to some of today’s stars, and to some of yesterday’s stars to let you know just how great Lee Kemp really was!!! And so let me get on with my little story about Lee Kemp’s career. The year was 1972 and a sophomore in high school in Ohio named Lee Kemp finished his 2nd year of wrestling at 132 pounds with a record of 11-8-3. That same year, one of America’s greatest wrestlers ever, and my idol and coach for many years, the legendary Dan Gable wrestling at 149.5 pounds went 20-0 for the entire year, winning the Tbilisi tournament, the Olympic Trials, and the Olympics, with only 1 point being scored on him the entire year!! Flash forward 3 ½ years, to November of 1975 where a sophomore in college, who had still not yet turned 19 years old, beat the great Dan Gable 7-6 in the finals of the Northern Open!! That spring, in 1976 a now 19 year old Lee Kemp would also beat Stan Dziedzic, who would go on to win a bronze medal in the Olympics that year and then win a World title in 1977. Pretty strong work for a kid who had only been wrestling for 5 years. Lee Kemp was just getting started! Flash forward to Edmonton, Canada, in 1982 where Lee Kemp would win his 3rd World title in 5 years, along with a bronze medal in 1981, and, like Jordan Burroughs, a three year unbeaten streak at the senior world level. That’s right, Lee Kemp was an undefeated World Champ in 1978, an undefeated World Champ in 1979, and an undefeated Olympian in 1980, who did not get to compete in Moscow because of politics, and he also beat the Olympic champion that year. Lee Kemp was also an undefeated World Champion in 1982. That is four undefeated years out of 5 at the senior level, making 5 straight World and Olympic teams!!! Jordan Burroughs just finished 3 straight undefeated years internationally at the senior level, winning two World titles and an Olympic Gold Medal!!! Now he has finally lost one match and has been threatened in several others, and has some great, great challengers in Kyle Dake, David Taylor, and Andrew Howe!! During Lee Kemp’s run, he had several great challengers, like Dave Schultz, Mark Churella, and Chuck Yagla and others. But just like Jordan Burroughs, he continued to win and win and win. I say this with tremendous respect for both Lee Kemp and Jordan Burroughs, they both know how to WIN!!!! During this 5 year run, Lee Kemp was 9-0 against the great Dave Schultz, finally losing to him once in 1983, then beating him in the US Open, but opting out of the world team trials. Dave then won the Worlds in 1983, and then beat Lee Kemp 3 out of 3 in the Olympic Trials in 1984, with 2 of the 3 wins coming on criteria. I mention Jordan Burroughs with Lee Kemp for their 3 straight years of going undefeated internationally at the senior level, because I know how hard that is to do, and how few Americans have done it. Lee Kemp has 4 undefeated years at the senior level, Jordan Burroughs has 3, and I don’t know of anyone else with 3. I believe John Smith with 6 World and Olympic titles in a row has a total of 2 undefeated years, not in a row. I don’t know of anyone else with two. Dan Gable has one, Dave Schultz has zero, Tom and Terry Brands has zero, Randy Lewis has zero, Bruce Baumgardner has either one or zero, Kenny Monday has zero, Cael Sanderson has zero, Kevin Jackson has zero, Mark Schultz has one or zero, John and Ben Peterson have zero, Chris Campbell may have one or zero, Ed and Lou Banach have zero, I think Kurt Angle has zero. I am not sure on some other world and Olympic champs, such as Wayne Wells and any others before 1972. Lee Kemp made 5 consecutive World and Olympic teams, from 1978-1982, going undefeated in 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1982. Lee Kemp is still America’s youngest world champion, winning his first World title in 1978 before he turned 22. He won his second World title before he turned 23. To put that in perspective with some of today’s stars, Kyle Dake, David Taylor and Logan Stieber are all 23 years old. Lee Kemp is the youngest NCAA finalist of all time, as he did not turn 18 until December 24, of his freshman year in college. He was three months younger as a true freshman in college than Aaron Pico will be this year in what would be his junior year of high school!!! Lee Kemp went 30-5 as a true freshman, beating NCAA champion Chuck Yagla once, and losing to him on split referee’s decision in the NCAA finals. At the same age, Logan Stieber was a junior in high school, and Kyle Dake and David Taylor at the same age were seniors in high school. Lee Kemp then went undefeated in college the next three years, winning 3 NCAA titles. At the age of 21 years and 3 months, he was the youngest 4 time All-American of all time and the youngest 3 time NCAA Champ of all time until Kyle Dake came along. I am writing this to let some of you know how great and at such a young age Lee Kemp was, and it was an honor being his teammate many times! Also congrats to the 1979 World Team, and also to Andre Metzger who beat me out to make the 1979 World Team and become America’s youngest world medalist!!
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    Lee Kemp

    With the World Team Trials in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend, and with the 1979 World Team being honored, I would like to take this time and let the wrestling world know a few facts and opinions from Lewboo about one of America’s greatest wrestlers EVER!!!! No, I am not talking about myself, lol, but rather about the GREAT LEE KEMP!!!!! I had the pleasure off being teammates of Lee Kemp on 2 World teams, a Pan American team, a World Cup team, and a boycotted Olympic team, and became a great fan and friend of a great wrestler and a great person. Looking at this, I just realized I was on 5 different teams with Lee in addition to several USA vs. Russia dual meets, including the one in Rapid City, SD in 1980 when I became the Toughest Kid on the Block! On those teams, Lee Kemp won every time he was my teammate!!!!! He was Jordan Burroughs before there was a Jordan Burroughs!!! In this little story I am about to tell, I may compare Lee Kemp to some of today’s stars, and to some of yesterday’s stars to let you know just how great Lee Kemp really was!!! And so let me get on with my little story about Lee Kemp’s career. The year was 1972 and a sophomore in high school in Ohio named Lee Kemp finished his 2nd year of wrestling at 132 pounds with a record of 11-8-3. That same year, one of America’s greatest wrestlers ever, and my idol and coach for many years, the legendary Dan Gable wrestling at 149.5 pounds went 20-0 for the entire year, winning the Tbilisi tournament, the Olympic Trials, and the Olympics, with only 1 point being scored on him the entire year!! Flash forward 3 ½ years, to November of 1975 where a sophomore in college, who had still not yet turned 19 years old, beat the great Dan Gable 7-6 in the finals of the Northern Open!! That spring, in 1976 a now 19 year old Lee Kemp would also beat Stan Dziedzic, who would go on to win a bronze medal in the Olympics that year and then win a World title in 1977. Pretty strong work for a kid who had only been wrestling for 5 years. Lee Kemp was just getting started! Flash forward to Edmonton, Canada, in 1892 where Lee Kemp would win his 3rd World title in 5 years, along with a bronze medal in 1981, and, like Jordan Burroughs, a three year unbeaten streak at the senior world level. That’s right, Lee Kemp was an undefeated World Champ in 1978, an undefeated World Champ in 1979, and an undefeated Olympian in 1980, who did not get to compete in Moscow because of politics, and he also beat the Olympic champion that year. Lee Kemp was also an undefeated World Champion in 1982. That is four undefeated years out of 5 at the senior level, making 5 straight World and Olympic teams!!! Jordan Burroughs just finished 3 straight undefeated years internationally at the senior level, winning two World titles and an Olympic Gold Medal!!! Now he has finally lost one match and has been threatened in several others, and has some great, great challengers in Kyle Dake, David Taylor, and Andrew Howe!! During Lee Kemp’s run, he had several great challengers, like Dave Schultz, Mark Churella, and Chuck Yagla and others. But just like Jordan Burroughs, he continued to win and win and win. I say this with tremendous respect for both Lee Kemp and Jordan Burroughs, they both know how to WIN!!!! During this 5 year run, Lee Kemp was 9-0 against the great Dave Schultz, finally losing to him once in 1983, then beating him in the US Open, but opting out of the world team trials. Dave then won the Worlds in 1983, and then beat Lee Kemp 3 out of 3 in the Olympic Trials in 1984, with 2 of the 3 wins coming on criteria. I mention Jordan Burroughs with Lee Kemp for their 3 straight years of going undefeated internationally at the senior level, because I know how hard that is to do, and how few Americans have done it. Lee Kemp has 4 undefeated years at the senior level, Jordan Burroughs has 3, and I don’t know of anyone else with 3. I believe John Smith with 6 World and Olympic titles in a row has a total of 2 undefeated years, not in a row. I don’t know of anyone else with two. Dan Gable has one, Dave Schultz has zero, Tom and Terry Brands has zero, Randy Lewis has zero, Bruce Baumgardner has either one or zero, Kenny Monday has zero, Cael Sanderson has zero, Kevin Jackson has zero, Mark Schultz has one or zero, John and Ben Peterson have zero, Chris Campbell may have one or zero, Ed and Lou Banach have zero, I think Kurt Angle has zero. I am not sure on some other world and Olympic champs, such as Wayne Wells and any others before 1972. Lee Kemp made 5 consecutive World and Olympic teams, from 1978-1982, going undefeated in 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1982. Lee Kemp is still America’s youngest world champion, winning his first World title in 1978 before he turned 22. He won his second World title before he turned 23. To put that in perspective with some of today’s stars, Kyle Dake, David Taylor and Logan Stieber are all 23 years old. Lee Kemp is the youngest NCAA finalist of all time, as he did not turn 18 until December 24, of his freshman year in college. He was three months younger as a true freshman in college than Aaron Pico will be this year in what would be his junior year of high school!!! Lee Kemp went 30-5 as a true freshman, beating NCAA champion Chuck Yagla once, and losing to him on split referee’s decision in the NCAA finals. At the same age, Logan Stieber was a junior in high school, and Kyle Dake and David Taylor at the same age were seniors in high school. Lee Kemp then went undefeated in college the next three years, winning 3 NCAA titles. At the age of 21 years and 3 months, he was the youngest 4 time All-American of all time and the youngest 3 time NCAA Champ of all time until Kyle Dake came along. I am writing this to let some of you know how great and at such a young age Lee Kemp was, and it was an honor being his teammate many times! Also congrats to the 1979 World Team, and also to Andre Metzger who beat me out to make the 1979 World Team and become America’s youngest world medalist!!
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    Toughest field for frosh champ

    Darryl Burley had two defending champs in his weight class, Ken Mallory who did not place, and Mike Land, who came into his finals match with Burley on an 85 match winning streak. Burley won 9-7 in the finals.
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    We're a Democracy let's put it to a vote: DF

    Stay, gotta keep my biggest fan!
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    Burroughs/Dake/Taylor is just insane

    There were several years with Dave Shultz vs Lee Kemp and Dave Schultz vs. Kenny Monday where there were others in the hunt like Rob Koll, Mark Churella, Chuck Yagla, in the 90's tough weights at 125.5 with Kendall Cross, Terry Brands, Brad Penrith, Joe Melchiore
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    Burroughs/Dake/Taylor is just insane

    in 1983, Leroy Smith won a silver medal in the worlds, he went through a gauntlet to make the team. In the trials he lost one match to 4 different Americans and still made the team. He lost to Mike Land, Darryl Burley, (match against Burley was protested and rewrestled, then Leroy won the mini tournament and beat Randy Lewis 2 out of 3, and then beat Ricky Dellaghatta two out of three. Ricky had won the US Open beating Smith in the finals. Leroy made it through the gauntlet but lost a total of 5 matches to four different wrestlers and still made the world team and won a silver medal, beating world champion and several time world medalist Simeon Shterev, before losing to Viktor Alexeev in the finals.
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    Burroughs/Dake/Taylor is just insane

    1980 180.5 Chris Campbell, John Peterson, and a redshirt freshman Ed Banach, who beat both Campbell and Peterson once and lost to each of them twice n the final tryouts.
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    Burroughs/Dake/Taylor is just insane

    1990 180.5 Royce Alger, Kevin Jackson, Melvin Douglas, Dave Schultz
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