Photo: Tony Rotundo

Kenny Monday


Kenny Monday is one of the most accomplished wrestlers in United States history. Monday competed at the 74kg weight class were he won an Olympic Gold medal along with a world title.

Monday is most known internationally for his win over Soviet legend Arsen Fadzaev at the 1989 World Championships where he stunned the 8x World and Olympic Champion.

Monday is now (12/26/22) the head coach of the newly revived Division 1 Morgan State wrestling program. Both of his sons wrestled at the Division 1 level as well (Kennedy at North Carolina, and Quincy at Princeton).



1989 World Champion (74kg)

1991 World Silver Medalist (74kg)


1988 Olympic Champion (74kg)

1992 Olympic Silver Medalist (74kg)

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation
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