Randy Lewis (wrestler)

Randall Scott Lewis (born June 7, 1959, in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American wrestler and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where he won the gold medal in freestyle at featherweight.[1][2] After winning three high school state titles in South Dakota, he became a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion at the University of Iowa. A two-time Olympian, and 1984 Olympic champion in Los Angeles, Lewis was a member of 1980 Olympic team, but President Jimmy Carter's boycott prevented the U.S. team from traveling to the Games in Moscow. Lewis won the gold medal at 136.5 pounds in freestyle wrestling at the 1984 Olympics Games, outscoring his first four opponents 52-4 to advance to the final, where he crushed Japan's Kosei Akaishi 24-11 in 4:52. He was second in the 1988 Olympic trials to John Smith, who wound up winning the gold medal. Lewis was also 1983 Pan American Games champion.

Randy Lewis
Personal information
Full nameRandall Scott Lewis
BornJune 7, 1959 (1959-06-07) (age 60)
Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.

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  1. ^ "1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Wrestling". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2008.
  2. ^ "Wrestling – Olympic Games – Men: Freestyle -62 kg". sports123.com. Retrieved April 29, 2008.

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