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Catalog Number 2009.030.002
Description Plaque commemorating Lee Allen being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 3, 1998. Plaque includes image of Allen and a brief biography: "Lee Allen is a wrestler to the core. Growing up as a wrestler in Oregon, he eventually became a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team. Moving to California in the early 1960's, he coached wrestling at both the College of San Mateo and Skyline College. In 1979, he was named the national AAU wrestling coach of the year. In 1980, he was chosen as head coach of the U.S. Greco-Roman Olympic team but America boycotted those Games. He has coached a number of National and Olympic wrestling champions."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Lee Allen Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 3, 1998
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Handcrafted with pride by / Alpine Awards, Inc. / 6 locations / to better serve you! / Sunnyvale..." (medium-sized black and gold sticker, back top center)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by the San Mateo County Times.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Athletics Coach
Skyline College
College of San Mateo
Allen, Lee
Subjects Sports
Awards
Coaching (Athletics)
Wrestling
People Allen, Lee