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Bonus Points is the official podcast of USA Wrestling and TheMat.com hosted by Richard Immel. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, Bonus Points offers interviews and insight from USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for wrestling in the United States and will feature coaches, athletes and notable names from the sport of wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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Feb 10, 2016

Episode 30 of Bonus Points features one of the best men's freestyle wrestlers in USA Wrestling history, Olympic and World champion Kenny Monday.

In total, Monday won four Olympic and World medals. He won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Monday also won gold at the 1989 World Championships and earned silver at the 1991 World Championships.

Monday was a member of three U.S. Olympic teams (1988, 1992 and 1996). He was also the first african-american wrestler to win the Olympics.

Among his other career achievements are a gold medal at the 1988 Tblisi Tournament, considered by many to be the toughest tournament in the world. He was a three-time NCAA finalist for Oklahoma State University and a NCAA champion in 1984.

Topics of discussion include his experience growing up wrestling in Tulsa, Okla., his collegiate career and international career, the rivalries and freindships he formed on his journey and winning the Olympic gold medal in one of the most memorable Olympic finals in history.

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