September 18, 1903|
Canby, Oregon, United States
|Died||May 11, 1966
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. Reed was also the only man to defeat Newton at the Olympic Trials in New York.
While at Oregon State, Newton was also a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and the cross country team. When his eligibility for collegiate wrestling ended he became a wrestling coach for the college. After graduation he became a teacher in Tillamook, Oregon.
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