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Dick Hutton

Full name: Richard Heron Avis "Dick" Hutton
Nickname(s): Cowboy
Gender: Male
Born: October 4, 1923 in Amarillo, Texas, United States
Died: November 26, 2003 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Oklahoma State Cowboys, Stillwater (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Dick Hutton wrestling at Oklahoma A&M, later Oklahoma State, University. Hutton was NCAA heavyweight champion in 1947-48 and 1950, losing in the 1949 final to Verne Gagne, an alternate on the 1948 Olympic team, and later a professional wrestling champion. Prior to attending college, Hutton served in World War II. After the Olympics he went into professional wrestling, performing mostly in Texas. In November 1957, at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, Hutton defeated Lou Thesz to take the National Wrestling Association professional title. He and Thesz were close friends, and Thesz, who had been a long-time champion, chose Hutton to succeed him. Hutton maintained the championship belt until 9 January 1959 when he lost to Pat O’Connor. Hutton retired soon thereafter due to injuries and heart problems.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA AC

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1948-07-29 Eliminated r3/5 6
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three 7 1948-07-30 6
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 2 1948-07-30 Armstrong (AUS) retired (2:36), Hutton (USA) 3
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two 5 1948-07-30 3
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1948-07-30 Hutton (USA) decision (2-1), Sahkdari (IRI) 1
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round One 6 1948-07-29 2
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1948-07-29 Růžička (TCH) decision (2-1), Hutton (USA) 2
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