Wrestling at the 1904 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, seven wrestling events were contested, all in the freestyle discipline for men. All wrestlers who competed in the 1904 Games were from the United States. It was the first time freestyle wrestling was featured, as the first Olympic wrestling contests had been in the Greco-Roman style. Weight classes also made their first appearance.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
 Robert Curry (USA)  John Hein (USA)  Gustav Thiefenthaler (USA)
Flyweight
details
 George Mehnert (USA)  Gustave Bauer (USA)  William Nelson (USA)
Bantamweight
details
 Isidor Niflot (USA)  August Wester (USA)  Louis Strebler (USA)
Featherweight
details
 Benjamin Bradshaw (USA)  Theodore McLear (USA)  Charles Clapper (USA)
Lightweight
details
 Otto Roehm (USA)  Rudolph Tesing (USA)  Albert Zirkel (USA)
Welterweight
details
 Charles Ericksen (USA)  William Beckmann (USA)  Jerry Winholtz (USA)
Heavyweight
details
 Bernhoff Hansen (USA)  Frank Kugler (USA)  Fred Warmbold (USA)

Participating nations[edit]

Wrestling match during 1904 Summer Olympics.

A total of 42 wrestlers from one nation competed at the St. Louis Games:

Two of the gold medalists were Norwegian citizens at the time of the Games, and are listed as competitors for Norway in some sources. [1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 7 7 7 21

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Norway at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. 

References[edit]