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Tommy Evans

Full name: Jay Thomas "Tommy" Evans
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 21, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 18, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: US Air Force, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Tommy Evans competed at two Olympics and was one of the first Americans to compete at the Olympics in both wrestling styles. His greatest success came in freestyle. While a student at Oklahoma he won the 1952 and 1954 NCAA Championships at 145 lbs., adding the 1954 AAU title at that weight. After graduation he won the gold medal at the 1955 Pan American Games (freestyle lightweight -67 kg) and added two more AAU titles to his trophy case. He became the head wrestling coach at the University of Oklahoma, but left that profession to later become a commercial pilot.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle United States USA 5T

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1956-12-03 Eliminated r2/8 6
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 8T 1956-12-04 6
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 2 1956-12-04 Stoyanov (BUL) decision (3-0), Evans (USA) 3
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 6T 1956-12-03 3
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 2 1956-12-03 Lehtonen (FIN) fall (4:10), Evans (USA) 3

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1952-07-20 1-1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1952-07-23 Evans (USA) decision (3-0), Jahanbakht (IRI)
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Seven 2 1952-07-23 5
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Seven Match #1 2 1952-07-23 Anderberg (SWE) decision (2-1), Evans (USA) 3
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Six 1T 1952-07-23 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #2 AC 1952-07-23 Evans (USA) 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Five 2 1952-07-23 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 1 1952-07-23 Evans (USA) fall (4:59), Talosela (FIN) 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Four 2 1952-07-22 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 1 1952-07-22 Evans (USA) fall (9:25), Cools (BEL) 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Three 2T 1952-07-22 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1952-07-22 Evans (USA) decision (3-0), Blasi (ARG) 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1952-07-21 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1952-07-21 Evans (USA) fall (7:29), Vard (IRL) 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round One 6T 1952-07-20 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #6 1 1952-07-20 Evans (USA) decision (3-0), Badr (EGY) 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 5T 1956-11-28
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Four 5T 1956-12-01 5
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 2 1956-12-01 Tóth (HUN) decision (3-0), Evans (USA) 3
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three 2T 1956-11-30 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #3 1 1956-11-30 Evans (USA) decision (3-0), Tovar (MEX) 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1956-11-29 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 1956-11-29 Evans (USA) decision (3-0), Kasahara (JPN) 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1956-11-28 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-28 Evans (USA) fall (---), Taylor (GBR) 0
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