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Harry Geris

Full name: Harry Ted Geris
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)
Born: November 22, 1947 in Deurne, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: April 24, 2008 in London, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: ?, London (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Known as “The Gentle Giant,” Harry Geris’s family immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands when he was a small child. He wrestled in three Olympics for Canada, and in 1975 competed in both freestyle and Greco-Roman at the Pan-American Games, winning a bronze medal in freestyle unlimited class. Geris wrestled collegiately at Oklahoma State University in the United States. He later had a career in insurance but also made his living supplying wrestling equipment for tournaments. He also served as a volunteer wrestling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Canada CAN AC
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Canada CAN AC
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Canada CAN AC
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle Canada CAN AC

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1968-10-23 Eliminated r2/6 7,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two 12 1968-10-24 7,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two Match #5 2 1968-10-24 Uytterhaeghe (FRA) decision, Geris (CAN) 3,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round One 10T 1968-10-23 4,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #4 2 1968-10-23 Roop (USA) fall (9:34), Geris (CAN) 4,0

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1968-10-17 Eliminated r2/6 7,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two 10T 1968-10-18 7,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two Match #6 2 1968-10-18 Uytterhaeghe (FRA) decision, Geris (CAN) 3,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round One 10T 1968-10-17 4,0
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #5 2 1968-10-17 Dietrich (FRG) fall (2:10), Geris (CAN) 4,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1972-08-27 Eliminated r3/6 7,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Round Three 9T 1972-08-29 7,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Round Three Match #2 2 1972-08-29 Yarygin (URS) fall (2:20), Geris (CAN) 4,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two 7T 1972-08-28 3,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two Match #4 2 1972-08-28 Panait (ROU) decision, Geris (CAN) 3,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Round One 1T 1972-08-27 0,0
1972 Summer 24 München Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #3 1 1972-08-27 Geris (CAN) fall (1:24), Yada (JPN) 0,0

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1976-07-27 Eliminated r3/6 9,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Round Three 11 1976-07-29 9,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Round Three Match #3 2 1976-07-29 Andiyev (URS) fall (0:44), Geris (CAN) 4,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two 11 1976-07-28 5,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two Match #3 1 1976-07-28 Geris (CAN) decision (13-10), Isogai (JPN) 1,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Round One 10T 1976-07-27 4,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #2 2 1976-07-27 Jackson (USA) fall (3:39), Geris (CAN) 4,0
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