Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Day 13 – Boxing + Wrestling + Baseball – Womens Volleyball + Basketball

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 13 of ABC Sports coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games starts off at the L A Sports Arena with Howard Cosell covering a quarterfinals lightweight bout between USA Pernell Whitaker verses West Germany’s Reiner Geis…..which Whitaker wins by a 5 – 0 unanimous decision.  This boxing match is followed by…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jump + Boxing + Diving + Wrestling + Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics took place on Tuesday, August 7th….as ABC’s coverage in this daytime 3 hour block of coverage featured the Equestrian Team Show Jumping preliminary round….with Team USA featuring Joe Fargis on Touch of Class….Conrad Homefeld on Abdulla ….Melanie Smith on Calypso…..and Leslie Howard on Albany…..as this eventual gold medal winning team…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – Freestyle 74kg (163 lbs) Finals – USA Dave Schultz VS FGR Martin Knosp

DOG COMMENTARY: For many years Bone Daddy has had the opinion that freestyle wrestling ranks right up there with bull riding as some of the toughest athletes in the world….cuz I have heard the story soooooo many times about the two athlete that were in his US Army Company at Reserve Officer Training Center in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – USA Joe Gonzales VS YUG Saban Trstena

DOG ASIDE: Saban Trstena is a former freestyle wrestler….who won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles….and also won the silver medal at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Trstena is currently the youngest to win any wrestling gold at the Olympics….being 19 years of age at the Los Angeles Olympics.  In the 1984 European Championships….Trstena…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – USA Bruce Baumgartner VS ROM Vasile Andrei

DOG ASIDE: Bruce Robert Baumgartner is a retired American amateur wrestler and current athletic director at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania near Erie, Pennsylvania….who won the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 100+ kg freestyle wrestling championship.  Baumgartner ranked as one of the top super-heavyweight freestyle wrestlers for more than a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – 48 kg Freestyle – USA Bobby Weaver VS FGR Reiner Heugabel

DOG ASIDE: Robert “Bobby” Brooks Weaver, Sr. was a freestyle wrestler who won a gold medal at 48 kg (105.5 pounds) at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….while also winning a silver medal at the 1979 world championships….and was a member of the 1980 Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Weaver began competing in…