John Peterson (wrestler)
|Competitor for United States|
|Men's Freestyle wrestling|
|Gold||1976 Montreal||82 kg|
|Silver||1972 Munich||82 kg|
Peterson competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich where he received a silver medal in Freestyle wrestling, the middleweight class. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Peterson's brother, Ben Peterson, also competed in both the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, also winning gold (1972) and silver (1976) medals in Freestyle wrestling.
- "1972 Summer Olympics – München, Germany – Wrestling". databaseOlympics.com. Retrieved 13 September 2008.
- "1976 Summer Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Wrestling". databaseOlympics.com. Retrieved 13 September 2008.
- Bill Stokes "Comstock Salutes Its Heroes" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel September 14, 1972.
- "1978 Inductees. UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame". University of Wisconsin - Stout.