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Lee Kemp | The Bader Show (Ep. 180)

Apr 12, 2021

Watch the replay of The Bader Show from Apr 12, 2021 with Lee Kemp

0:00 - Lee Kemp introduction

1:00 - Lee Kemp upbringing and being adopted.

3:00 - Lee Kemp was terrible at basketball and found wrestling. 

4:00 - First experiences in wrestling.

6:30 - Breakdown of high school career.

7:30 - 1972 summer wrestling camp with Dan Gable.

15:00 Lee Kemp’s exponential growth in wrestling, facing Dan Gable at the Northern Open, and the advice he received    from Gable.

20:00 - Understanding how to win.

23:00 - False starting on purpose.

24:00 - Understanding tactics.

25:00 - How did Lee Kemp end up at the University of Wisconsin?

33:00 - The rivalry: Lee Kemp vs. Dave Schultz.

38:00 - Lee Kemp and the 1980 Olympic boycott.

40:00 - 1980 Olympic Trials match against Dave Schultz postponed.

42:30 - Lee Kemp working his way up the ladder. 

45:00 - Lee Kemp proving himself to Dan Gable.

49:00 - Lee Kemp on the J’Den Cox situation at the Olympic Trials.

53:00 - “Rocky III”

57:00 - “Nobody beats Dan Gable in a two-hour wrestling match.”

59:00 - Training with Dave Schultz.

1:00:00 - Telling the Dave Schultz motorcycle story.

1:01:00 - “I was too strong and too good to get choked out.”

1:03:00: “Dave Schultz would have been a Khabib kind of fighter.”

1:04:00: Would Lee Kemp have entered MMA when he was in his prime?

1:05:00: “I was intelligently aggressive.”1:08:00: “Wrestled Away: The Lee Kemp Story.” The documentary about Lee Kemp’s life.