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Lewis lands in Hall of Fame

By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Placer High wrestling program sent another product to the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. Placer graduate Shon Lewis was honored for his career as a Hillman and beyond at last weekend’s induction ceremony in Sacramento. Former Placer coach Bill Flake and current Sierra College coach Ken Wharry both presented Lewis with the Hall of Fame honor. Lewis won a league championship as a senior with the Hillmen and went on to wrestle at Sierra for two seasons. He earned a scholarship to the University of Oregon. He eventually found his way to the Army, where he found his greatest success. Lewis won the 136-pound title at the 1991 USA University Greco-Roman Championships. He was the U.S. Senior Greco-Roman champion in 1993-94, ’96 and ‘98. Lewis took gold at the Fila World Championships in ’93 and ’99. As a coach, Lewis has made many contributions to the sport. He served as the head coach for the 2003 U.S. Greco-Roman team and he currently serves as the head coach of the U.S. Army team stationed in Fort Carson, Colo. Lewis joined Flake in the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. Flake was inducted in 2009.