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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2009, 01:21:28 AM »
In my opinion Randy Lewis is the most fun wrestler to watch ever to come out of USA. Whether he wins or loses, you're always in for a memorable match. If only Smith had not been in the same weight class, we could have watched him for many more years.

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2009, 02:25:45 PM »
Lewis is a tremendous writer, I hope he's keeping a journal, he could write a classic autobiography. Very, very, talented guy.

Attention USAWrestling, you should promote some "Classic Challenge" matches. A good match maker could put together some matches that would draw some interest. Randy Lewis vs...... is a great concept as would be, Angle vs....... We need some FUN in wrestling!
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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2009, 11:36:03 PM »
Lewboo has James Reynolds 1st round.

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2009, 11:44:45 PM »
Quote from: "Tripster"
Lewboo has James Reynolds 1st round.
where are the brackets?

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2009, 12:55:13 AM »
Randy Lewis, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist, believes he has one more freestyle wrestling tournament in him.

That tournament is today’s Northern Plains Regional at Young Arena in Waterloo. Lewis, who is 22 days shy of his 50th birthday, will compete at 163 pounds.

“I just want to find out. This is more about my own personal knowledge,” said Lewis, who lives in Iowa City. “I’ve always felt like I have one tournament in me, and I want to wrestle it.

“I’m not doing this to qualify for Council Bluffs, I’m already qualified for Council Bluffs if I wanted to. If I were to win (Northern Plains) and feel good, I’d have to think about it.”

The champions in freestyle today qualify for the World Team trials May 30-31 in Council Bluffs.

Because of his gold medal, Lewis could compete in the world trials without having to qualify through a regional tournament.

Lewis is not the oldest wrestler to compete in a regional or national tournament according to Craig Sesker, communications manager for USA Wrestling. Shaun Scott of Millersville, Pa., was 61 when he competed in Greco-Roman at the National Open last month in Las Vegas.

Sesker said Lewis is the oldest world or Olympic team member to compete in an event, however, beating Greg Gibson by two years.

“I’ve been thinking about it for 17 years. It was a one-day decision — I wasn’t training for it,” Lewis said. “I decided this spur-of-the-moment three weeks ago ... I weighed 183 before practice, worked out a little bit and a sauna afterwards and got down to 177 and said, 'You know what, I’m going to do it.’ ”

As Lewis closes in on a landmark birthday, he’s 261/2 pounds over the 136.5 pounds he weighed while winning gold in Los Angeles in 1984. Lewis was at 149.5 pounds when he last competed, in the 1992 Olympic Trials.

A groin injury halted Lewis’s bid to make the 1996 Olympic team. The two-time NCAA champion at Iowa also considered wrestling in the Midlands Open last year.
Lewis has wrestled 27 world or Olympic medalists. He’s not sure what to expect today.

“I might get hurt the first match, I might get real tired,” Lewis said. “I probably will get real tired, but you know what? I’ve watched some of the guys wrestle and some of these guys stand out there and do nothing. I can stand there and do nothing for 2 minutes, too. If they come after me, I might get real tired, but I might score 6 points pretty quick.”

A 6-point differential or scoring two 3-point moves automatically wins a 2-minute period in the best-of-three format.

Former Iowa coach Dan Gable, who coached Lewis in college and during the 1984 Olympics, said there could be a specific purpose for his return.

“It’s kind of like he’s telling us that we’ve made it easy enough that 50-year-olds can wrestle in it,” Gable said, “or he’s telling us we need a little excitement in it, maybe he can spice it up a little bit.”

Lewis said he’s had plenty of folks tell him he’s goofy for returning to the mat.
“I’m too old to train, my body gets beat up training,” Lewis said, “but I’m so confident in myself that I don’t really think I need to train for one tournament.”

More of the old guard could succeed on the mat, Lewis said.

“I’m not the only one that I think could win a tournament like this who is in their 40s,” Lewis said. “I think there are several other people that could, but they wouldn’t do it unless they trained really, really hard. If they trained really, really hard, they’d get too beat up to wrestle, so it’s a Catch-22 there. I think I’m the only one goofy enough to go out and try it.”

Gable said it might be something else.

“I don’t think he’s crazy, I just think he’s missing something and he needs a little action, a little excitement in his life right now,” Gable said. “I don’t think he’s looking to become a world champion this year right now, I think he’s just looking to have some fun.”

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2009, 12:59:49 AM »
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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2009, 01:47:31 AM »
163 lbs.

  Michael Mitchell (Cardinal Wrestling C)  Vs.  Trent Larrieu (Victory School of Wr) 3


 James Reynolds (Maverick Wrestling C)   Vs. Randy Lewis (hawkeye wrestling cl) 4
 
   
 Moza Fay (Panther Wrestling Cl)   Vs. Bye

 
 Nate Carr Jr. (cyclone wrestling cl)   Vs. Tony Davis (Twister) 5
 




Brett Robbins (Panther Wrestling Cl) Vs.  Bye
 

 Jacob Guerrant (Mizzou Wrestling)  Vs.  Michael Poeta (Illini WC) 6
 
   
Neil  Erisman (Gator Wrestling Club)  Vs. Caanan Towns (Peacock W.C.) 7
 

Anthony Jones (Michigan WC)  Vs.  Derek Garcia (OTC) 8

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2009, 11:21:36 AM »
Is there somewhere we can watch this?

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 12:19:31 PM »
Lewis over Reynolds 1-0, 3-0

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2009, 12:22:54 PM »
Tony Davis loses in the first round to Nate Carr Jr!  To me it looks like it going to be Randy vs Carr Jr. in the semis.  Maybe Lewis will pull out an old school singlet (if he can still fit in it)  for that match as a reminder of his days wrestling Carr's uncle and dad!

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2009, 03:16:25 PM »
Randy wins his first two matches and then, loses to Moza Fay by TF.
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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2009, 03:59:52 PM »
[video:wcnmu359]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_TSOqWzxeY[/video:wcnmu359]

Ahh, USA Wrestling doesn't allow embedding but just click on the video to go to youtube page.  I think Lewboo successfully mocked the new rules.

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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2009, 04:27:37 PM »
Man has Lewis really lost a lot of hair.
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Re: Randy Lewis to lace up shoes one more time
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2009, 04:50:00 PM »
I think Lewboo successfully mocked the new rules.[/quote]


He sure did, and it looked like he had fun doing it.
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