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] Reed was also the only man to defeat Newton at the Olympic Trials in New York.[3]

While at Oregon State, Newton was also a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and the cross country team.[4] When his eligibility for collegiate wrestling ended he became a wrestling coach for the college.[3] After graduation he became a teacher in Tillamook, Oregon.[5]

He was elected to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980 and to the Oregon State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.[6]

He died in a car crash in Oregon City, Oregon in 1966.[7]


  1. ^ "Oregon State: Meet the Olympians". Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. 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. ^ a b Cram, Charles C. (January 1925). "Omega Busy With Activities" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 11 no. 4. pp. 288–290. 
  4. ^ Gardner, Paul H. (January 1928). "Omegans Win Cross Country Plaque" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 14 no. 4. pp. 359–362. 
  5. ^ "News of Many Omegans Told" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 17 no. 2. July 1930. pp. 117–118. 
  6. ^ "2006-07 OSU Wrestling Media Guide Part 4 - Records, honors, history" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Chester Newton Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-08.