Adam Kemp, son of Lee Kemp, signs with Fresno State

Adam Kemp with father Lee Kemp

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State Wrestling program and head coach Troy Steiner announced the signing of Adam Kemp for the 2018-19 season on Thursday.

"We are excited to have Adam part of the Bulldog Wrestling program," said Steiner. "He has a tremendous upside and comes from from wrestling royalty as he is the son of Lee Kemp, a three-tiime NCAA and World Champion."

A projected 165-pounder for the Bulldogs, Kemp arrives at Fresno State after being an Illinois State Medalist at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois taking fifth at 160 pounds at the 2018 Illinois High School Association State Championships. Kemp also qualified for the IHSA State Championships as a junior in 2017.

Kemp's father Lee won NCAA championships at 158 pounds for Wisconsin from 1976-78 while winning World Championships in 1987, 1979 & 1982. Kemp finished his college career 143-6-1 and had a 110-match unbeaten streak and is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Kemp joins three Bulldog signees from the fall in South Dakota native Nick Casperson, Turlock native Isaiah Pitman and Vacaville native Lawrence Saenz.

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