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Ray Clemons

Full name: Raymond "Ray" Clemons
Nickname(s): Duke
Gender: Male
Born: June 4, 1912 in East Duke, Oklahoma, United States
Died: November 1980 in Ecorse, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Oklahoma Central State College
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

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Biography

Ray Clemons wrestled for Oklahoma Central State, where he made All-American three times and as a senior, in 1936, Clemons won the NCAA title as a light-heavyweight. Clemons placed third in the AAU meet in 1934 and was second in 1935, helping Central State to second place in the team competition. He placed fifth at the 1936 Olympics as a light-heavy. In 1939 Clemons played one year of pro football in the NFL, with the Detroit Lions, appearing in six games, mainly as a punter. Through 2015, Clemons is the only Olympian ever from Oklahoma Central State College, later known as the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). In 1990 Clemons was a charter member of the UCO Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 5

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 5 1936-08-03
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Four 5 1936-08-04 7
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 2 1936-08-04 Fridell (SWE) fall (3:45), Clemons (USA) 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Three 5 1936-08-04 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #1 2 1936-08-04 Neo (EST) fall (8:09), Clemons (USA) 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1T 1936-08-04 1
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1936-08-04 Clemons (USA) decision (3-0), Ward (GBR) 1
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1936-08-03 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #4 1 1936-08-03 Clemons (USA) fall (14:34), Dätwyler (SUI) 0
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