Chester Newton

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Chester Newton
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Born (1903-09-18)September 18, 1903
Canby, Oregon, United States
Died May 11, 1966(1966-05-11) (aged 62)
Oregon City, Oregon, United States

Chester ("Chet") Willard Newton (September 18, 1903 – May 11, 1966) was an Olympic wrestler for the United States. He won a silver medal in the featherweight division at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, losing only to fellow Oregon State University alumnus and teammate Robin Reed in the finals.[1][2]

He was elected to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980 and to the Oregon State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.[3]

He died in a car crash in Oregon City, Oregon in 1966.[4]


  1. ^ "Oregon State: Meet the Olympians". Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  2. ^ Welsch, Jeff; George P Edmonston (2003). Tales from Oregon State Sports. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-58261-706-0. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "2006-07 OSU Wrestling Media Guide Part 4 - Records, honors, history" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-02-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Chester Newton Olympic Results". Retrieved 2013-09-08.