24 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 • 42 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.

    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 4

    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 4

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling are excited to announce that their Etched In Stone - Stories of Wrestling Legends podcast featuring Lee Kemp, a three-time World champion and a three-time NCAA champion for the University of Wisconsin has launched at etchedinstonepodcast.com.
    Episode II will be released on March 7 followed by Episode III on March 14 and Episode IV on March 21.
    The EIS series provides wrestling fans an opportunity to hear legendary wrestlers sharing the trials and tribulations they encountered on the way to becoming one of wrestling’s best. Podcasts also include interviews with coaches, competitors, teammates and others who were part of the journey, giving additional insight on the legend. EIS podcasts are produced by former wrestlers and wrestling insiders, utilizing their knowledge and unique perspective to extract the stories that fans want to hear.
    The Kemp podcast is produced by 1976 NCAA wrestling champion and Hall of Fame board member Pat Christenson, who also created the EIS series, and Peter LoPinto of Pinto Media. It is narrated by Hall of Fame board member and former chairman of the board Terry Shockley, who was the first wrestler inducted into the Augustana College Athletic Hall of Honor.
     
    Adopted at the age of five, Kemp did not begin wrestling until the ninth grade. But once started, he scaled the heights faster and farther than any American wrestler before him. He reached the NCAA finals as a true freshman, only to be turned back by a split decision in overtime. He would not lose another college bout. The next three years, Kemp posted 108 victories and one draw, and won three NCAA titles at 158 pounds, becoming the first black wrestler to win three national titles.
    The four-episode series will break down the remarkable career of one of wrestling’s all-time greats. 

    • 59 min
    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 3

    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 3

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling are excited to announce that their Etched In Stone - Stories of Wrestling Legends podcast featuring Lee Kemp, a three-time World champion and a three-time NCAA champion for the University of Wisconsin has launched at etchedinstonepodcast.com.
    Episode II will be released on March 8 followed by Episode III on March 15 and Episode IV on March 22.
    The EIS series provides wrestling fans an opportunity to hear legendary wrestlers sharing the trials and tribulations they encountered on the way to becoming one of wrestling’s best. Podcasts also include interviews with coaches, competitors, teammates and others who were part of the journey, giving additional insight on the legend. EIS podcasts are produced by former wrestlers and wrestling insiders, utilizing their knowledge and unique perspective to extract the stories that fans want to hear.
    The Kemp podcast is produced by 1976 NCAA wrestling champion and Hall of Fame board member Pat Christenson, who also created the EIS series, and Peter LoPinto of Pinto Media. It is narrated by Hall of Fame board member and former chairman of the board Terry Shockley, who was the first wrestler inducted into the Augustana College Athletic Hall of Honor.
     
    Adopted at the age of five, Kemp did not begin wrestling until the ninth grade. But once started, he scaled the heights faster and farther than any American wrestler before him. He reached the NCAA finals as a true freshman, only to be turned back by a split decision in overtime. He would not lose another college bout. The next three years, Kemp posted 108 victories and one draw, and won three NCAA titles at 158 pounds, becoming the first black wrestler to win three national titles.
    The four-episode series will break down the remarkable career of one of wrestling’s all-time greats. 

    • 38 min
    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 2

    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 2

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling are excited to announce that their Etched In Stone - Stories of Wrestling Legends podcast featuring Lee Kemp, a three-time World champion and a three-time NCAA champion for the University of Wisconsin has launched at etchedinstonepodcast.com.
    Episode II will be released on March 7 followed by Episode III on March 14 and Episode IV on March 21.
    The EIS series provides wrestling fans an opportunity to hear legendary wrestlers sharing the trials and tribulations they encountered on the way to becoming one of wrestling’s best. Podcasts also include interviews with coaches, competitors, teammates and others who were part of the journey, giving additional insight on the legend. EIS podcasts are produced by former wrestlers and wrestling insiders, utilizing their knowledge and unique perspective to extract the stories that fans want to hear.
    The Kemp podcast is produced by 1976 NCAA wrestling champion and Hall of Fame board member Pat Christenson, who also created the EIS series, and Peter LoPinto of Pinto Media. It is narrated by Hall of Fame board member and former chairman of the board Terry Shockley, who was the first wrestler inducted into the Augustana College Athletic Hall of Honor.
     
    Adopted at the age of five, Kemp did not begin wrestling until the ninth grade. But once started, he scaled the heights faster and farther than any American wrestler before him. He reached the NCAA finals as a true freshman, only to be turned back by a split decision in overtime. He would not lose another college bout. The next three years, Kemp posted 108 victories and one draw, and won three NCAA titles at 158 pounds, becoming the first black wrestler to win three national titles.
    The four-episode series will break down the remarkable career of one of wrestling’s all-time greats. 

    • 50 min
    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 1

    Lee Kemp | Legend on the Rocks Ep. 1

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling are excited to announce that their Etched In Stone - Stories of Wrestling Legends podcast featuring Lee Kemp, a three-time World champion and a three-time NCAA champion for the University of Wisconsin has launched at etchedinstonepodcast.com.
    Episode II will be released on March 8 followed by Episode III on March 15 and Episode IV on March 22.
    The EIS series provides wrestling fans an opportunity to hear legendary wrestlers sharing the trials and tribulations they encountered on the way to becoming one of wrestling’s best. Podcasts also include interviews with coaches, competitors, teammates and others who were part of the journey, giving additional insight on the legend. EIS podcasts are produced by former wrestlers and wrestling insiders, utilizing their knowledge and unique perspective to extract the stories that fans want to hear.
    The Kemp podcast is produced by 1976 NCAA wrestling champion and Hall of Fame board member Pat Christenson, who also created the EIS series, and Peter LoPinto of Pinto Media. It is narrated by Hall of Fame board member and former chairman of the board Terry Shockley, who was the first wrestler inducted into the Augustana College Athletic Hall of Honor.
    Adopted at the age of five, Kemp did not begin wrestling until the ninth grade. But once started, he scaled the heights faster and farther than any American wrestler before him. He reached the NCAA finals as a true freshman, only to be turned back by a split decision in overtime. He would not lose another college bout. The next three years, Kemp posted 108 victories and one draw, and won three NCAA titles at 158 pounds, becoming the first black wrestler to win three national titles.
    The four-episode series will break down the remarkable career of one of wrestling’s all-time greats. 

    • 49 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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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