Charles Ericksen

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Olympic medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Welterweight

Karl Fredrik "Charles" Ericksen (1875 – February 23, 1916) was a Norwegian-American wrestler who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics for the United States.

In 1904 he won a gold medal in the welterweight category.

In 2012, Norwegian historians found documentation showing that Ericksen did not receive American citizenship until 22 March 1905. The historians thus petitioned to have Ericksen's gold registered as Norwegian, against Ericksen's wishes.[1]

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