New DVD on Olympic champion Bill Smith
A new documentary, entitled Bill Smith: A Wrestling Legend, tells the story of the life and career of the oldest living Olympic wrestling champion.
Mike Chapman of Newton is the producer of the documentary, which was filmed by Mike Reese of Atlas Media in Des Moines.
Smith, a resident at the Humboldt Care Center North, talks about his life and career, other great wrestlers he has known and having the University of Northern Iowa wrestling mat dedicated in his honor. It also includes interviews with his daughters, Jody McClure, Jill Lempke and Jackie Foth, who are all Humboldt County residents. Smith is the U.S. oldest living wrestling Olympic medal winner, winning his gold medal at the Helsinki Games in 1952.
Read more about the documentary and how you can get a copy on page 2B of this week's Humboldt Independent.