Tom Jenkins (wrestler)

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Tom Jenkins
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Born August 3, 1872[1]
Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Died June 19, 1957[1] (aged 84)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Tom Jenkins
Billed height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[1]
Billed weight 210 lb (95 kg)[1]
Billed from Bedford, Ohio[1]
Trained by Luke Lamb of Cleveland[1]
Debut 1890s
Retired semi retired 1905 retired 1914

Tom Jenkins (August 3, 1872 – June 19, 1957) was an American catch wrestler who held the American Heavyweight Championship three times around the turn of the 20th century. He later taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point (1905–1942) and from 1912 to 1943 he also taught wrestling and boxing at the New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Catch wrestling[edit]

  • World Catch-as-Catch-can Championship (1 time)
  • American Catch-as-Catch-can Championship (1 time)

Professional wrestling[edit]

  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2006

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Wrestler Profiles: Tom Jenkins". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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