Learn about wrestling from World champion in freestyle wrestling Lee Kemp.Lee Kemp, in his first major international tournament, won a gold medal at 74 kg (163 pounds) at the world freestyle championships in August 1978. At the age of 21 years and 8 months, he had become the youngest American to capture a world or Olympic gold medal. He held that distinction for 30 years until Henry Cejudo won the Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.He repeated as world champion in 1979 and 1982—becoming the first American to win three times—and added a bronze medal in 1981. He also won a gold medal at the 1979 and 1983 Pan American games. He was the U.S. freestyle champion for five straight years from 1979 through 1983. The U.S. boycott of the Moscow Olympics prevented him from winning the ultimate prize—an Olympic gold medal. Kemp retired in 1984 after finishing second at the U.S. Olympic trials. His record in all international competition was 53–8.Kemp was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in 1990. Then at the Beijing Olympics, where he was one of the freestyle coaches for the U.S., he became just the fifth American to be inducted into the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.World ChampionshipsGold medal – first place 1978 Mexico City 74 kgGold medal – first place 1979 San Diego 74 kgGold medal – first place 1982 Edmonton 74 kgWorld Super ChampionshipsGold medal – first place 1980 Nagoya 74 kgInterviewed by Daniel Sword from the non-profit Inspirational People. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
UKDFBA with Lee Kemp00:00 Introduction Lee Kemp 04:10 UKDFBA joining INBA/PNBA & Bodybuilding in Europe19:40 What do UKDFBA-Athletes have to do to compete at international events?26:00 Is it possible to compete at a regional UKDFBA show as a international competitor?33:50 Competing at the UKDFBA as an international athlete without an INBA affiliate in the country40:10 Cometing at the UKDFBA as an international athlete with an INBA affiliation in the country (e.g. Germany with GNBF)45:00 Changes in classes & poses46:50 Changes to height classes in bodybuilding instead of weight classes52:10 What is the UKDFBA looking for in an athlete?53:35 Disadvantages of getting too lean for the stage1:01:55 Should athletes or judges should change how lean is too lean?1:06:25 Problem with competitors getting feedback from judges at contest day1:12:50 Looking for the physique with the most strengths1:16:30 Positive Judging1:19:00 Classic Physique in Natural Bodybuilding 1:24:50 Judging Posing & Posing Variations in Line-Up1:35:10 Where can people find information about the UKDFBA?1:36:40 How can somebody support the UKDFBA?http://www.drugfreebodybuilding.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/ukdfba/ https://www.facebook.com/UKDrugFreeBodybuilding/ https://twitter.com/ukdfba Podcasts metioned with Lee & AJ:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85o6LJxQi40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcLbNy-MoHM
UKDFBA JOINS INBA / PNBA | Lee Kemp, AJ Morris | Beyond The Stage Ep.11
Beyond The Stage Podcast
Today AJ is joined by Lee Kemp to discuss the changes for the UKDFBA going forwards.UKDBFA Website - http://www.drugfreebodybuilding.co.ukINBA PNBA Website - https://naturalbodybuilding.comSPONSORS The Best Bodybuilding Membership Site - https://www.trainedbyjp.comAnabolic Clothing - https://www.trainedbyjpclothing.comHigh Quality Supplements - https://www.trainedbyjp-nutrition.comBlue Light Blocking Glasses - www.raoptics.com/morris10 - Use code Morris10Meal Prep Services - https://www.instagram.com/nutri_fast_..0:00 - How has Lee been?3:00 - Why the change & what does is mean for the UKDBFA?10:00 - UKDFBA Shows - what will change? 11:50 - Changes to classes 20:00 - Opportunities with the UKDFBA21:30 - European Championship Experience27:00 - Pro Bodybuilding in the UK 33:30 - Qualifying for the Natural Olympia in Las Vegas 41:00 - Competing in other natural federations 47:00 - Show layout for the future 52:00 - Lee’s passion for the sport
Episode 126 - The Grit of Being World Champion Part 2 with Lee Kemp
Hacker Valley Studio
In this episode we continue our conversation with Lee Kemp, a three time World Champion in Wrestling (1978, 1979 and 1982 all in the 74 kg weight class) and held the record for being the youngest World Champion. In addition to being a champion wrestler, Lee is a father, a wrestling coach, a public speaker, and an author. He learned many of the skill sets needed to navigate his life on the mat. A child of the 60’s, he was adopted at the age of 5, before adoption learned how to find his own contentment in the situation he was in. From a young age Lee learned how to focus on what’s important and tackle whatever he needed to get done. Our conversation with Lee Kemp resumes with Chris asking Lee a question about representation. Lee shares that there were other Black wrestlers that were successful before him and while Dan Gable was a direct inspiration he saw additional championship inspiration in Black wrestlers. Lee found representation and inspiration to one day own his own business working for Tom Burrell of Burrow Communications. He shares tremendous insight about race relations in the USA being further complicated by suppression of stories, like that of the mathematicians from Hidden Figures. When Lee’s family left Cleveland in 1968 they moved to Chardon, Ohio; this was almost an entirely White community. Growing up there Lee saw his family being accepted into this community and learned that mutual respect was possible. We ask Lee about what someone who wants to be a champion needs. Lee explains that putting your focus on someone else that is successful can help and that finding inspiration is a truly important thing. Listening is important, if someone like Lee tells you the steps that you need to take to truly become a champion it’s important to take the advice as a whole. Being the best isn’t the only measure of achievement, for Lee going for something with all your heart is meaningful. After winning World Championships and global competitions two years running Lee was on track mentally and physically to become an Olympic champion, but in March of 1980 President Jimmy Carter announced that the USA would not be participating at the Olympics. Lee explains how that opportunity being taken away impacts him even now. 40 years later the 2020 Summer Games have been delayed and Lee speaks a bit about that showing how the grit to be world champion endures. Impactful Moments During The Episode 00:00 — Intro 01:00 — Welcome back to Part 2 our conversation with Lee Kemp. 01:33 — Looking at what types of representation mattered to Lee. 03:49 — Representation making a difference on a professional level. 05:50 — Lee speaks about Tom Burrell, advertising and race. 06:59 — Seeing your own value and everyone seeing each other’s humanity. 07:53 — We’re all the same race. 08:39 — The examples that parents set. 10:10 — Leaving Cleveland and moving to Chardon in 1968. 12:09 — The respect Lee’s father received from his community. 13:24 — Lee speaks about the importance of listening and empathy. 15:22 — Putting yourself in the right environment to be a champion. 17:07 — Taking advice and finding motivations. 18:31 — Going for something with all your heart. 19:50 — A story of “Things not happening.” 21:04 — Resiliency and the Tokyo Olympics, lessons learned. 22:25 — Thanks to Lee Kemp and for listening to Part 2 of the Grit of Being World Champion Links: Learn more about Lee Kemp and pick up his book Winning Gold. Watch the great documentary Watch Wrestled Away: The Lee Kemp Story | Prime Video. Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio. Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon. Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter. Follow hosts Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran on Twitter. Learn more about our sponsor ByteChek.
Episode 125 - The Grit of Being World Champion with Lee Kemp
Hacker Valley Studio
Our special guest this episode is Lee Kemp, a three time World Champion in Wrestling (1978, 1979 and 1982 all in the 74 kg weight class) and held the record for being the youngest World Champion. In addition to being a champion wrestler, Lee is a father, a wrestling coach, a public speaker, and an author. He learned many of the skill sets needed to navigate his life on the mat. A child of the 60’s, he was adopted at the age of 5, before adoption learned how to find his own contentment in the situation he was in. From a young age Lee learned how to focus on what’s important and tackle whatever he needed to get done. Lee’s childhood with his adoptive family involved a lot of hard work. His family moved from the city to a rural neighborhood and he worked on a farm. There was a certain strictness his father held, if farm work needed to get done it had to get done. Over the summers of Lee’s youth, he learned about finding contentment in hard work and became comfortable being uncomfortable. Lee started wrestling in high school in the 9th grade and made the varsity team in the 10th grade, his first season in varsity he won as many matches as he lost. The summer between the 10th and the 11th grade year was the turning point for young Lee. He attended a Wrestling Camp that the wrestler Dan Gable was at right before the Olympic games of 1972, what he learned from Dan Gable at that camp became the catalyst for Lee becoming a different wrestler and different person. Lee gained a new mindset from that wrestling camp with Dan Gable. Coach Lee went on to win the state championship as a junior in high school, defeating the defending state champion. As the episode progresses, Ron and Chris ask Lee about his philosophies on consistency. Lee describes that at each point in his journey to be a champion wrestler he took every opportunity to learn more about his game and his opponents. While Lee was in wrestling camp with Dan Gable, he was the only willing volunteer that would allow Dan to try out wrestling moves on him. Lee knew that if he could understand how one of the greatest wrestlers performed offensively and defensively he could at a minimum learn something new and potentially incorporate it into his style. Lee’s determination has always been contagious and a positive influence to his community. An example that Lee shares is the story of his wrestling teammate Pat Christenson. Before defeating Dan Gable, Wisconsin had a drought of national champions in wrestling. Pat Christenson shared with Lee after defeating Gable he realized he could aspire to become a world champion also. Impactful Moments During The Episode 01:30 - Welcome back to the Hacker Valley Studio. 01:56 - Introducing the three time world champion Lee Kemp. 03:04 - A child of the sixties and learning how to give back. 04:18 - Understanding where you come from and learning to be content. 07:01 - Characteristics of grit. 08:43 - Overcoming the biggest roadblock to success. 11:08 - Finding a worthwhile goal as a high school wrestler and learning from the best. 12:26 - The inflection point towards success for wrestler Lee Kemp 14:24 - The fateful wrestling camp experience of 1972. 16:25 - Watching your camp coach from the summer with Olympic Gold. 17:28 - Lee Kemp finds the opportunity to wrestle against his former wrestling camp Coach, the gold medal winner Dan Gable. 19:05 - How Lee stayed focused on wrestling Gable despite detractors and distractions. 21:20 - Finding a different mindset, finding a different Lee Kemp. 22:51 - Taking little steps of confidence towards goals. 24:11 - Lee Kemp being in the moment wrestling in the last 30 seconds against Gable. 25:53 - From being in the moment to being part of the moment. 27:30 - The reaction to breaking expectations 29:00 - A rivalry that couldn’t be played out in competition, an unofficial match between Kemp and Gable 31:00 - Moving mountains 32:57 - Inspiring future wrestling champions at University of Wisconsin 34:30 - Having a mindset and attitude for making things possible 36:30 - Thank you for listening to Part 1 of Lee Kemp on Hacker Valley. Links: Learn more about Lee Kemp and pick up his book Wrestled Away. Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio. Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon. Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter. Follow hosts Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran on Twitter. Learn more about our sponsor ByteChek.
A review of US Olympic Wrestler Lee Kemp and his story of becoming the favorite to win the gold in the Olympics to a troubled home life and jail and finding his way back to getting his family and how wrestling saved his life. Follow the podcast on Instagram @shhh.downinfront--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Kemp was America's first three-time World Champion, winning his first title in 1978 at age 21, establishing him as the youngest American world champion ever, a distinction he held for 30 years. Lee was a four-time World Cup Champion, 7-time United States Freestyle National Champion and was a heavy favorite for gold earning a berth on the 1980 United States Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team, but was unable to compete because of the U.S. boycott of the Olympics.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-ward9/support
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind EP13: David Lee Kemp, Internet Abduction & Love is Blind
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind
In this episode Kim and Mark discuss Season 11, Episode 12 of Unsolved Mysteries. Suspect Turned Victim & UD David Lee Kemp & UD Internet Abduction & UD Love is BlindJoin us as we break down this heavy episode. We reveal unlikely killers in Missouri, fun reenactments in junkyards and internet panic in the year 2000. We thankfully end on a high note with a happy update!As always, thank you to Mat Graham from Artificial Fear for allowing us to use his amazing cover of the Unsolved Mysteries Theme Song! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQNyGGSIl_ZbEDq-teZDWQAnd thank you to Ryan Hughes from Planet H for lending us his spot-on “Stack Voice” and working with us to have such a cool intro and outro! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrlNAFRMlWQN1rhWboZh2g
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind: Episode 13: David Lee Kemp, Internet Abduction & Love is Blind
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind
In this episode Kim and Mark discuss Season 11, Episode 12 of Unsolved Mysteries.Suspect Turned Victim & UDDavid Lee Kemp & UDInternet Abduction & UDLove is BlindJoin us as we break down this heavy episode. We reveal unlikely killers in Missouri, fun reenactments in junkyards and internet panic in the year 2000. We thankfully end on a high note with a happy update!As always, thank you to Mat Graham from Artificial Fear for allowing us to use his amazing cover of the Unsolved Mysteries Theme Song! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQNyGGSIl_ZbEDq-teZDWQAnd thank you to Ryan Hughes from Planet H for lending us his spot-on “Stack Voice” and working with us to have such a cool intro and outro! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrlNAFRMlWQN1rhWboZh2g