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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lee Kemp

Born December 24, 1956 in Cleveland, OH

 
 
Lee Kemp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Lee Kemp Marker
Inscription. As a world-class competitor and athlete, Lee Kemp is considered by many as the greatest American wrestler as well as an inspirational hero in the history of wrestling. He was a three-time Gold Medalist in the World Championships and held the distinction of being the youngest American to win a World or Olympic Championship for over 30 years. Kemp was the 1st American to win three World Titles and four World Cup Titles. He continued to dominate the international competition by winning Gold Medals in two Pan-American games. Kemp was a three-time NCAA Division I Champion compiling 110 wins consecutively. Kemp earned a spot on the 1980 Olympic freestyle wrestling team and coached the 2008 US Olympic freestyle wrestling team. He was named the U.S. Wrestling Federation "Man of the Year" in 1978, inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1989, and inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Kemp was inducted into the prestigious FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame. Inducted 2009
 
Erected 2009 by Proudly Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by: Medassets Inc.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker); Frederick C. Miller (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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