|Full name||Matthew Judah Gentry|
|Nationality||Canada, United States|
July 30, 1982 |
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
|Residence||Burnaby, British Columbia|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Club||Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club, Canada|
|Coached by||Dave McKay (national)|
|Updated on 11 August 2012.|
Matthew Judah Gentry (born July 30, 1982 in Grants Pass, Oregon, United States) is a male freestyle wrestler. Although Gentry was born in the United States, he represented Canada in the Olympics due to holding dual citizenship. He participated in the Men's freestyle 74 kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in the Men's freestyle 74 kg at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he placed 5th.
A quarterfinalist in Beijing, Gentry qualified for his second consecutive Olympic Games appearance by winning gold at the FILA Pan American Olympic qualifier in Kissimmee, Florida defeating Francisco Soler of Puerto Rico in the finals 6-0, 7-0.
Matt Gentry attended college at Stanford University, graduating in 2004 with a degree in Human Biology. As an undergraduate he was "one of the most successful wrestlers in school history", going 42-0 in 2004; that undefeated season made him Stanford's first 157 lbs NCAA champion in wrestling. He is now an assistant coach at Stanford.
Gentry came off a 2011 season that saw him capture a national title in his weight class and win bronze at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. Overall, Gentry has won three national titles (2006, 2007, 2011) and two Pan American Games bronze medals (2007, 2011).
- "Stanford University official athletic site". Retrieved June 10, 2011.
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