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Russ Hellickson

Full name: Russell Owen "Russ" Hellickson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: May 29, 1948 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Wisconsin Wrestling Club, Centuria (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Russ Hellickson won three AAU titles, and three consecutive Pan-American Games gold medals (1971, 1975, 1979), but was never quite able to win at the major international meets. He was 3rd at the 1971 World Championships. Hellickson was expected to make the 1972 Olympic team but was upset by Ben Peterson who went on to win a gold medal. Between 1972 and 1976, Hellickson was beaten five times by the Soviet great, Levan Tediashvili, at 198 lbs., so he elected to move up to his more natural weight of 220 lbs. for the Montréal Olympics. However, he could not overcome the defending Olympic champion, Ivan Yarygin of the USSR. Hellickson later became a coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, and also became a television commentator for wrestling.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1976-07-27
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1976-07-31 Hellickson (USA) decision (12-6), Kostov (BUL)
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Five 2 1976-07-31 3,5
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 2 1976-07-31 Yarygin (URS) decision (19-13), Hellickson (USA) 3,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1 1976-07-30 0,5
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 1 1976-07-30 Hellickson (USA) decision (14-5), Khorloogiin (MGL) 0,5
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1976-07-29 0,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 1 1976-07-29 Hellickson (USA) fall (8:26), Sokhtesaraie (IRI) 0,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1T 1976-07-28 0,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1976-07-28 Hellickson (USA) DQ (6:52), Shimizu (JPN) 0,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1976-07-27 0,0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 1 1976-07-27 Hellickson (USA) fall (2:35), Peache (GBR) 0,0