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Pete Blair

Full name: Peter Steele "Pete" Blair
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 311 lbs (141 kg)
Born: February 14, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Pete Blair attended the Naval Academy, graduating in 1955 and winning two NCAA crowns at 190 lbs. His greatest year was 1956 when he won the Eastern All-Navy heavyweight title, the All-Navy title at 191 lbs., the 191 lb. class at the AAU Championships, and then won the Olympic Trials. After the Olympics he retired from wrestling and became a career Naval officer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 3 1956-11-28
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 2 1956-12-01 Takhti (IRI) decision (3-0), Blair (USA)
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Six 3 1956-12-01 7
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #1 2 1956-12-01 Kulayev (URS) decision (3-0), Blair (USA) 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Five 2 1956-12-01 4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 AC 1956-12-01 Blair (USA) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Four 3 1956-12-01 4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 1 1956-12-01 Blair (USA) decision (3-0), Atan (TUR) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three 3T 1956-11-30 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 1 1956-11-30 Blair (USA) fall (5:00), Theron (RSA) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 5 1956-11-29 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #4 2 1956-11-29 Palm (SWE) decision (3-0), Blair (USA) 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1956-11-28 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-28 Blair (USA) fall (12:37), Lahti (FIN) 0