The freestyle development coach for Team USA, Kevin Jackson is an American wrestling legend. Born in New York but raised in Michigan, Jackson was LSU final All-American before the SEC school dropped their wrestling program. He transferred to Iowa State and won a team championship to go with another All-American honor.
Groundbreakers With Jordan Burroughs (Ep. 2): Kevin Jackson
Jun 22, 2022
Jordan Burroughs visits with 3x World/Olympic Champion Kevin Jackson while KJ is in Austin, TX for a Michigan wrestling meet. The two legends talk about Jackson's introduction to the sport and wrestling at LSU when they cut the program.
Jackson transferred to Iowa State but was denied of ever winning at NCAA title, largely by Royce Alger. But KJ excelled on the senior level winning two World titles and an Olympic Gold medal.
Jackson also talks about his time at Foxcatcher and some of the injustices that took place on the farm before the final blow in 1996.