Wrestling at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, seven wrestling events were contested, all in the freestyle discipline for men. All wrestlers who competed in the 1904 Games were from the United States. It was the first time freestyle wrestling was featured, as the first Olympic wrestling contests had been in the Greco-Roman style. Weight classes also made their first appearance.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
105 lb (47.6 kg)
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 Robert Curry
United States (USA)
 John Hein
United States (USA)
 Gustav Thiefenthaler
United States (USA)
Flyweight
115 lb (52.2 kg)
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 George Mehnert
United States (USA)
 Gustave Bauer
United States (USA)
 William Nelson
United States (USA)
Bantamweight
125 lb (56.7 kg)
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 Isidor Niflot
United States (USA)
 August Wester
United States (USA)
 Louis Strebler
United States (USA)
Featherweight
135 lb (61.2 kg)
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 Benjamin Bradshaw
United States (USA)
 Theodore McLear
United States (USA)
 Charles Clapper
United States (USA)
Lightweight
145 lb (65.8 kg)
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 Otto Roehm
United States (USA)
 Rudolph Tesing
United States (USA)
 Albert Zirkel
United States (USA)
Welterweight
158 lb (71.7 kg)
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 Charles Ericksen
United States (USA)
 William Beckmann
United States (USA)
 Jerry Winholtz
United States (USA)
Heavyweight
over 158 lb (71.7 kg)
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 Bernhoff Hansen
United States (USA)
 Frank Kugler
United States (USA)
 Fred Warmbold
United States (USA)

Participating nations[edit]

Wrestling match during 1904 Summer Olympics.

A total of 42 wrestlers from one nation competed at the St. Louis Games:

Two of the gold medalists were Norwegian citizens at the time of the Games, and are listed as competitors for Norway in some sources. [1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 7 7 7 21

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