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Melvin Douglas

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Melvin Douglas

Team: Freestyle
Weight Class: 198 lbs.
1995-96 Team USA Ranking: No. 1
Years on Team USA: 7 (1988-90, 1991-96)
Residence: Mesa, Ariz.
Club: Sunkist Kids
College: Univ. of Oklahoma
High School: Topeka, Kan. (Highland Park HS)
Born: August 21, 1963 in Topeka, Kan.
Height: 5' 9"

Career Highlights
International:

  • 1995 Sunkist International Open champion
  • Third in 1995 World Championships
  • 1995 Pan American Games champion
  • 1995 Cerro Pelado Tournament champion
  • 1995 Michigan International Open champion
  • Second in 1994 Goodwill Games
  • 1994 World Cup champion
  • 1994 Cerro Pelado champion (Cuba)
  • 1993 World champion
  • 1992-93 U.S. Open Grand Prix champion
  • Third in 1993 Krasnoyarsk Tournament (Russia)
  • 1992 Cerro Pelado Tournament champion (Cuba)
  • 1992 Sunkist International Duals champion
  • 1991 Sunkist International Open runner-up
  • 1991 President's Cup champion in Turkey
  • 1990 U.S. Open International champion
  • Third in the 1990 World Cup
  • 1989 World silver medalist
  • 1989 Tbilisi Tournament champion (Soviet Union)
  • 1988 Sunkist International Open champion
  • 1986 Hall of Fame Classic champion

U.S.:

  • Five-time U.S. Nationals champion (1988, 1993-96)
  • 1993-95 World Team Trials champion
  • 1992 Olympic Team Trials runner-up at 180.5 pounds
  • Second in the 1987, 1991-92 U.S. Nationals
  • 1991 World Team Trials runner-up
  • Fourth in 1990 World Team Trials
  • 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival champion
  • 1988 Olympic Trials runner-up
  • Third in 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival
  • Sixth in the 1986 U.S. Nationals
  • 1981 Junior National champion

College:
Competed for Stan Abel at Univ. of Oklahoma
1985 & 1986 NCAA champion as a junior and senior
Graduated in 1986 with degree in art advertising

High School:
Competed for Richard Nitch at Topeka Highland Park HS in Kansas
1979, 1980 & 1981 state champion as a sophomore, junior and senior

Personal:
He and wife Teresa have a daughter, Christina, and a son, Melvin IV
Brothers Larry and Terry were high school state wrestling champions

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