20 episodes

National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling's "Etched In Stone” podcasts are the stories of wrestling's legends, told by wrestlers. The series will take you inside the lives of those inducted into the Hall of Fame, as they share never before told stories about their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Wrestling is arguably the toughest sport in the world. After you hear about the unparalleled athletic achievements, discipline and commitment of these legends, it will no longer be debatable.

Etched In Stone National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling's "Etched In Stone” podcasts are the stories of wrestling's legends, told by wrestlers. The series will take you inside the lives of those inducted into the Hall of Fame, as they share never before told stories about their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Wrestling is arguably the toughest sport in the world. After you hear about the unparalleled athletic achievements, discipline and commitment of these legends, it will no longer be debatable.

    Lloyd Keaser | Thrill, Agony & Satisfaction

    Lloyd Keaser | Thrill, Agony & Satisfaction

    The famous tagline for ABC’s Wide World of Sports is the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Lloyd Keaser’s story isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In addition to the hardships he overcame as a youth and the struggles in high school and at the Naval Academy, Keaser’s wrestling career also saw the highs and lows. Wrestling is a fickle beast. Wrestling doesn’t care how good you are. It can fell the mightiest of men and women. It is humbling. 
     
    Following Keaser’s triumph in 1973 at the World Championships, he experienced another form of agony, but it was wrapped in Olympic uniqueness. Another sports adage, especially in combat sports, is you don’t win silver, you lose gold. 
     
    This is the final chapter of Lloyd “Butch” Keaser story, a post-world championship career and a post-Olympic existence. 
     
    This series from Etched in Stone will tell you the in-depth story of Lloyd Keaser – A man who overcame growing up in a segregated community near Baltimore and battled through poverty and racism on – and off – the mat and through it all, excelled in the classroom and excelled for his country. 

    • 49 min
    Lloyd Keaser | First, Best & Different

    Lloyd Keaser | First, Best & Different

    When it comes to being a success, Famed country music legend Loretta Lynn once said you either have to be first, best or different. In the sports world, there aren’t many opportunities to be all three at the same time, since there’s usually always someone who’s come before you. 
     
    In 1973, Lloyd “Butch” Keaser would accomplish the rare trifecta, but before Keaser made history as the first African American to win a world championship and the first Black wrestler to win an Olympic medal, he had to be introduced to the sport of wrestling. 
     
    In the second installment of the Lloyd Keaser Etched in Stone series, we will explore how the oldest of seven children — who grew up in the poverty, segregation and racism that blatantly existed just outside of Baltimore — used the sport of wrestling to excel on the mat and the classroom that eventually sent him to the Naval Academy as a top student and All-American wrestler.
     
    This series from Etched in Stone will tell you the in-depth story of Lloyd Keaser – A man who overcame growing up in a segregated community near Baltimore and battled through poverty and racism on – and off – the mat and through it all, excelled in the classroom and excelled for his country. 

    • 38 min
    Lloyd Keaser | The Man They Call Butch

    Lloyd Keaser | The Man They Call Butch

    In March of 2021 at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships in St. Louis, five African-American wrestlers – Iowa State’s David Carr, Minnesota’s Gable Steveson and the Penn State trip of Roman Bravo-Young, Carter Starocci and Aaron Brooks — all won individual championships. It was a high water mark for wrestlers of color, especially African Americans as at the top level of men’s college wrestling – Division I – half of the champions were African American, the most in any one single season. 
    It was historic as much as it was iconic, but for records to be set, there must first be people to do something unique, to do something first, to do something – again - iconic. 
    This series from Etched in Stone will tell you the in-depth story of Lloyd Keaser – A man who overcame growing up in a segregated community near Baltimore and battled through poverty ad racism on – and off – the mat and through it all, excelled in the classroom and excelled for his country. 

    • 31 min
    The Smiths | Bonus Episode: John Smith Interview Three

    The Smiths | Bonus Episode: John Smith Interview Three

    The third John Smit interview is here!  This interview was recorded in October of 2020 at Coach Smith's office, as part of the audio documentary series, The Smiths.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Smiths | Bonus Episode: John Smith Interview Two

    The Smiths | Bonus Episode: John Smith Interview Two

    In honor of the Olympic Trials taking place this past weekend, we wanted to release the second of three John Smith interviews.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Smiths | Bonus Episode: Mark Branch Interview

    The Smiths | Bonus Episode: Mark Branch Interview

    Bonus episode time! This episode features the full Mark Branch interview, which was recorded in November of 2020 for The Smiths. Today, Mark Branch is the head coach at the University of Wyoming, but back in 93/94 he was a redshirt freshman, wrestling for the Cowboys. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

okie-dokie72 ,

Great wrestling history

Great podcast of Smith family dynasty of national & international of wrestling. Outstanding interviews- questions & answers. Great content - excellent production! Keep it coming please!

rsfarmsok ,

Great Quality

This podcast and Wrestling Changed my life Podcast are filled with some of the highest quality content about wrestling that you will find anywhere! Great Job! I can’t wait to listen to more!

MpBahr ,

Really well done.

Highly impressed with the first profile of Mark. Many names and voices from my childhood surrounded by the sport.

Thank you for bringing these stories to life...

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