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Kentucky wrestlers, 1979

Posted on July 21, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Three members of the University of Kentucky wrestling team, Ricky Dellagatta, left, Reggie Burke and James Johnson, posed for a photo in the fall of 1979. Johnson has been named to the Class of 2016 Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. He was a four-year letterman who started from 1977-80 as a 190-pounder. Johnson was a three-time SEC medalist. His post college career included being a member of the USA National Wrestling Team for 12 years, named USA Wrestling's Athlete of Year in 1993. He began his coaching career as graduate assistant at UK. He coached in the 2012 Olympics and is on the training staff for the 2016 Olympics. Photo by Christy Porter | Staff

From left, University of Kentucky wrestlers Ricky Dellagatta, Reggie Burke and James Johnson in fall 1979. Johnson, along with five other ex-Cats has been named to the class of 2016 Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. He was a four-year letterman who started from 1977 to 1980 as a 190-pounder. Johnson was a three-time SEC medalist. His post-college career included being a member of the USA National Wrestling Team for 12 years, and he was named USA Wrestling’s athlete of the year in 1993. He began his coaching career as graduate assistant at UK. He coached in the 2012 Olympics and is on the training staff for the 2016 Olympics. Photo by Christy Porter | Staff

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