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Bill Koll

Full name: William Henry "Bill" Koll
Gender: Male
Born: August 12, 1923 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
Died: September 27, 2003 in State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Iowa State Cyclones, Ames (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Bill Koll wrestled at Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa), where he went undefeated in college and won the NCAA Championship in 1946-48. He was voted outstanding wrestler at the NCAA Tournament twice, the first time that had occurred. His career was interrupted by World War II, in which he participated in the Normandy landing, and earned a Bronze Star. He later became a wrestling coach, first at Northern Iowa, but most notably at Penn State for 14 years, leading them to unbeaten dual meet records five times, in 1967, 1970-72, and 1974. Koll is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. His son, Rob Koll, wrestled at the University of North Carolina. He did not make an Olympic team but also became a highly respected college wrestling coach at Cornell.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle United States USA 5

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 5 1948-07-29
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four 5 1948-07-30 6
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #1 2 1948-07-30 Jönsson-Frändfors (SWE) decision (2-1), Koll (USA) 2
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three 4T 1948-07-30 4
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1948-07-30 Koll (USA) fall (9:12), Ghaffari (IRI) 0
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two 8T 1948-07-30 4
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #1 1 1948-07-30 Koll (USA) decision (3-0), Moussa (EGY) 1
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round One 11T 1948-07-29 3
1948 Summer 24 London Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1948-07-29 Atik (TUR) fall (7:42), Koll (USA) 3
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