Ignatius Gronkowski

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Ignatius Gronkowski
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Born (1897-03-28)March 28, 1897
Buffalo, New York, United States
Died September 1981 (aged 84)
Buffalo, New York, United States

Ignatius Gronkowski (March 28, 1897 – September 1981) was an American professional cyclist, who represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.[1]

He held five world records for the 1/2-, 3/4-, 1.5-, and 2-mile distances.[2] His great-grandsons include current NFL players Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots) and Glenn Gronkowski (New England Patriots), as well as former NFL players Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski.


  1. ^ "Ignatius Gronkowski.' Archived 2012-11-06 at the Wayback Machine. www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Archacki, Henry. "Cyclists course." Archacki Cartoon Collection, 1931. University of Buffalo Libraries. Retrieved July 21, 2015.