Black History Month: USA Wrestling sits down with four of five Black Olympic champions
by Taylor Miller-Gregorio, USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling continues its celebration of Black History Month with a sit-down interview with four of the five U.S. Black Olympic champions in wrestling. The conversation, led by USA Wrestling Manager of Communications Taylor Miller-Gregorio and elite women’s freestyle wrestler Alexis Porter, featured Kenny Monday (1988), Kevin Jackson (1992), Jordan Burroughs (2012) and Tamyra Mensah Stock (2020).
The champs discuss how winning the Olympics changed their lives, the impact of Black wrestlers in the U.S. and much more.
For more BHM celebration, check out Mat Chat Podcast episode 120, featuring HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Wrestling Initiative executive director Jahi Jones.