Nazem AmineBorn in Lebanon in 1927 as one of nine children, Nazem Amine took up wrestling at age 16. He qualified for the Lebanese Olympic wrestling team twice, competing at the 1956 Melbourne Games. Then, four years later at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Amine earned a bronze medal, according to the Dearborn Press and Guide. (InterMat was able to verify that Amine wrestled lightweight in Greco-Roman competition in Rome, but could not confirm from independent sources that he received a medal.)
Two of Nazem Amine's sons -- Mike and Sam Amine -- wrestled for the Michigan Wolverines, while three grandsons -- Malik, Jordan, and Myles -- also earned scholarships to wrestle at the Ann Arbor school.
The senior Amine left Lebanon, bringing his family to Dearborn in 1967 where he worked as a butcher. He later served as a driver for Spirit Airlines, working until he was 88.
"He wanted us to always be the best in everything we do regardless of the consequences," his daughter Hoda told the Press and Guide. "He loved us unconditionally and always paved the way by walking the walk and talking the talk."