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African American History Month Trivia Answers


1. First African-American World Champion – Lloyd Keaser (1973, men’s freestyle)

2. First African-American Olympic Champion – Kenny Monday (1988, men’s freestyle)

3. First African-American Greco-Roman World Champion – Dremiel Byers (2002)

4. First African-American Women’s World Champion – Iris Smith (2005)

5. First African-American in U.S. National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Bobby Douglas (1987)

6. First African-American in FILA Wrestling Hall of Fame – Kevin Jackson (2005)

7. First African-American Greco-Roman World Team members – Rudy Williams and Hallow Wilson (1962)

8. First African-American Freestyle World Team member – Bobby Douglas (1965)

9. First African-American Women’s World Team member – Leia Kawaii (1989)

10. First African-American Freestyle World medalist – Bobby Douglas (silver, 1966)

11. First African-American Greco-Roman World medalist – Michial Foy (silver, 1989)

12. First African-American Women’s World medalist – Leia Kawaii (silver, 1989)

13. First African-American Freestyle Olympic Medalist – Lloyd Keaser (silver, 1976)

14. First African-American Greco-Roman Olympic Medalist – Greg Gibson (silver, 1984)

15. First African-American Women’s Olympic Medalist – Randi Miller (bronze, 2008)

16. First African-American Olympians- Bobby Douglas, Charles Tribble, Robert Pickens (1964)

17. First African-American Women’s Olympian – Toccara Montgomery (2004)

18. First African-American Freestyle World Cup champion – Lloyd Keaser (1973)

19. First African-American Greco-Roman World Cup champion – Greg Gibson (1980)

20. First African-American Women’s World Cup champion – Toccara Montgomery (2003)

21. First African-American Pan American Games freestyle champion – Lloyd Keaser (1975)

22. First African-American Pan American Games Greco-Roman champion – Willie Williams (1975)

23. First African-American Pan American Games women’s champions – Tina George and Toccara Montgomery (2003)

24. First African-American Head Olympic Coach – Bobby Douglas (1992)

25. First African-American National Freestyle Coach – Kevin Jackson (2001)

26. First African-American USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year winner – Lloyd Keaser (1973)

27. First African-American USA Wrestling Coach of the Year winner – Art Williams (1986)

28. Most World Gold Medals by an African-American – Lee Kemp with three (1978, 1979, 1982)

29. Most World and Olympic Gold Medals by African-American – Lee Kemp and Kevin Jackson with three

30. Most World Medals by African-American in freestyle – Lee Kemp and Melvin Douglas with four

31. Most World medals by African-American in Greco-Roman – Dremiel Byers with three

32. Most World medals by African-American in women’s freestyle – Toccara Montgomery and Tina George with two

33. Most consecutive World and Olympic medals by African-American – Greg Gibson with four (1981-1984)

34. Most Olympic medals by African-American – Kenny Monday with two (1988 gold, 1992 silver)

35. Most USA Wrestling Freestyle National Titles by African-American – Melvin Douglas with eight

36. Most USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Titles by African-American – Dremiel Byers with 10

37. Most USA Wrestling Women’s National Titles by African-American – Iris Smith with five

38. Back to Back World and/or Olympic Golds by African-Americans – Lee Kemp (1978, 1979), Kenny Monday (1988, 1989), Kevin Jackson (1991, 1992), Jordan Burroughs (2011, 2012)

39. Oldest African-American Olympic Medalist – Chris Campbell, 37 (1992)

40. Youngest African-American World Champion – Lee Kemp, 21 (1978)

Extra credit – Name the three African-American coaches who were the official men’s freestyle coaches at the 2008 Olympic Games – Kevin Jackson, Kerry McCoy, Lee Kemp

Extra credit 2 – Name the African-American athletes who were brothers that made the U.S. Olympic team in wrestling. – Jimmy Carr (1972), Nate Carr (1988)

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