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Werner Holzer

Full name: Werner Peter Holzer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 23, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Mayor Daley Youth Foundation, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Werner Holzer wrestled in college at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1959, where he won two Big 10 Championships. He got out of wrestling for a few years but in 1962 his job took him to Los Angeles where he started working out with other wrestlers. He returned to Chicago and helped form Mayor Daley’s Youth Foundation Wrestling Club. Holzer started competing again and won the 1966 AAU title in Greco-Roman and competed at the World Championships in 1966-67. Holzer later got into coaching, leading the US team at the 1971 Tbilisi tournament in the Georgian Republic of the former Soviet Union, the first US team to compete at that event. He later helped form the US Wrestling Federation, which became USA Wrestling, and would serve as President of that group. Holzer was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1993.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 6T

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 6T 1968-10-23
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Five 6T 1968-10-26 8,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 2 1968-10-26 Rost (FRG) decision, Holzer (USA) 3,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Four 5T 1968-10-26 5,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #6 AC 1968-10-26 Holzer (USA) 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Three 10 1968-10-25 5,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #9 1 1968-10-25 Holzer (USA) decision, Madsen (DEN) 1,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two 12T 1968-10-24 4,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #12 2 1968-10-24 Karlsson (SWE) fall (2:10), Holzer (USA) 4,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1968-10-23 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #13 1 1968-10-23 Holzer (USA) fall (9:52), Ben Mansour (MAR) 0,0
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