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African American History Month: Take the trivia test on international African-American history

Lloyd "Butch" Keaser, a men's freestyle star for the United States, is among the African-Americans who had a major impact within international wrestling

February is African-American History month in the United States. In recognition of African-American History month, USA Wrestling has developed this trivia quiz which concerns the impact of African-Americans within international wrestling. Included are a number of "firsts" and "mosts," as well as a few concerning major awards and recognition.

Questions include all three international styles, men's freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's freestyle. Included are many of the most important international wrestling events in history.

USA Wrestling is proud of the heritage of African-Americans within our international program, a legacy which continues today and will have a major impact on our future.

See how many of the 40 questions you can answer, as well as the two extra credit questions.


1. First African-American World Champion

2. First African-American Olympic Champion

3. First African-American Greco-Roman World Champion

4. First African-American Women’s World Champion

5. First African-American in U.S. National Wrestling Hall of Fame

6. First African-American in FILA Wrestling Hall of Fame

7. First African-American Greco-Roman World Team members

8. First African-American Freestyle World Team member

9. First African-American Women’s World Team member

10. First African-American Freestyle World medalist

11. First African-American Greco-Roman World medalist

12. First African-American Women’s World medalist

13. First African-American Freestyle Olympic Medalist

14. First African-American Greco-Roman Olympic Medalist

15. First African-American Women’s Olympic Medalist

16. First African-American Olympians

17. First African-American Women’s Olympian

18. First African-American Freestyle World Cup champion

19. First African-American Greco-Roman World Cup champion

20. First African-American Women’s World Cup champion

21. First African-American Pan American Games freestyle champion

22. First African-American Pan American Games Greco-Roman champion

23. First African-American Pan American Games women’s champions

24. First African-American Head Olympic Coach

25. First African-American National Freestyle Coach

26. First African-American USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year winner

27. First African-American USA Wrestling Coach of the Year winner

28. Most World Gold Medals by African-American

29. Most World and Olympic Gold Medals by African-American

30. Most World Medals by African-American in freestyle

31. Most World medals by African-American in Greco-Roman

32. Most World medals by African-American in women’s freestyle

33. Most consecutive World and Olympic medals by African-American

34. Most Olympic medals by African-American

35. Most USA Wrestling Freestyle National Titles by African-American

36. Most USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Titles by African-American

37. Most USA Wrestling Women’s National Titles by African-American

38. Back to Back World and Olympic Golds by African-Americans

39. Oldest African-American Olympic Medalist

40. Youngest African-American World Champion

Extra credit 1 – Name the three African-American coaches who were the official U.S. men’s freestyle coaches at the 2008 Olympic Games

Extra credit 2 – Name the African-American athletes who were brothers that made the U.S. Olympic team in wrestling.

Click here for the trivia quiz answers
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