Posted by
Message
Got Blaze
LSU Fan
Youngsville
Member since Dec 2013
5607 posts

Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
Back in the day, LSU dominated the SEC in Wrestling, and was very competitive amongst other top NCAA schools. Sadly, the school cut the program as Kevin Jackson (4x All American) would go on to win the Gold in Barcelona. In 1983 as a True Freshman, Jackson finished 3rd in the NCAA Championships, and was voted NCAA FR of the year. In the following NC's, he finished 3rd, 7th, and runner-up (as a Sr. at Iowa State).

Before the Big Aristotle (Shaq), here was the orginal Shack that put LSU on the wrestling map

YT video detailing LSU wrestling and Kevin Jackson

Image: https://news.theopenmat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rsz_battle09.jpg

Image: https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/05/14/PLSJ/d224cba5-d7d2-403b-8859-6be651cd717a-Kevin_Jackson.jpg?crop=280,380,x0,y3&quality=50&width=640
This post was edited on 7/30 at 1:37 pm


Oilfieldbiology
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
24769 posts

re: Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
CSB time:

My highschool wrestling coach’s dad used to coach LSU.

Dale Ketelsen
This post was edited on 7/30 at 1:32 pm


TigerFanatic99
Chicago Cubs Fan
South Bend, Indiana
Member since Jan 2007
18497 posts

re: Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
Not LSU related, but Kurt Angle won an Olympic medal with a broken freak'n neck.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
danilo
Member since Nov 2008
12137 posts

re: Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
Do any SEC schools have wrestling now? When did LSU drop it?
This post was edited on 7/30 at 3:36 pm


bigDgator
Florida Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Oct 2008
28273 posts

re: Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
Only Mizzou and now OU will have wrestling teams.

Here is a little info on wrestling in the SEC.

LINK


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Maximus
East Carolina Fan
Member since Feb 2004
79577 posts
 Online 

re: Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
Do Jon Tenta next


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Mulkey Man
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2021
2918 posts

re: Olympic Wrestling - LSU's only gold medal (92 Barcelona)
Craig is a great guy.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram