John Olin in Chicago, c. 1917.
|Ring name(s)||John Olin|
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|Born||March 15, 1886
|Died||October 8, 1920
Kansas City, Kansas
|Trained by||Tom Cannon|
|Debut||July 14, 1904|
John Olin was born in 1886. He started wrestling in 1904 at the age of 18. He was trained by the former European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Champion Tom Cannon. He wrestled his first match on July 14, 1904 against Ernest Roeber.
World Heavyweight Champion
Olin was one of the earliest wrestlers in the sports-entertainment history and he was also one of the earliest wrestlers in the 20th century. He defeated Joe Stecher on December 11, 1916 in Springfield, Massachusetts to become the World Heavyweight Champion. He briefly held the World Heavyweight Championship. His reign ended on May 2, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois when he lost the title to Ed Lewis.
John Olin died on October 8, 1920 as a result of heart failure. He was aged 34 at the time of his death.
Championships and accomplishments
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