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Glen Brand

Full name: Glen Jenson Brand
Gender: Male
Born: November 3, 1923 in Clarion, Iowa, United States
Died: November 15, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Affiliations: Iowa State Cyclones, Ames (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Dan Brand.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While competing for Iowa State, Glen Brand won the 1948 NCAA title at 177 lbs. and then won the Olympic Trials. He was not a top pick to win a gold medal at that time, but after the trials he wrestled head-to-head with alternate Joe Scarpello, and the intense daily competition helped him so much that he won the gold medal in London. Brand was also a runner-up at the NCAAs in 1947. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1978 and into the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 1957.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1948-07-29
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Brand (USA) decision (3-0), Lindén (SWE)
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1 1948-07-31 1
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Brand (USA) fall (13:24), Candemir (TUR) 0
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1948-07-30 1
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #1 1 1948-07-30 Brand (USA) fall (4:21), Arthur (AUS) 0
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1948-07-30 1
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #8 AC 1948-07-30 Brand (USA) 0
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round One 5T 1948-07-29 1
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1948-07-29 Brand (USA) decision (2-1), Hariri (IRI) 1
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