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Dale Lewis

Full name: Dale Folsom Lewis
Nickname(s): The Professor
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 249 lbs (113 kg)
Born: August 29, 1933 in Little Black, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 30, 1997 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Oklahoma Sooners, Norman (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Dale Lewis wrestled in Greco-Roman heavyweight at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, also winning a gold medal in Greco heavyweight in 1959 at the Pan American Games. Lewis started college at Marquette but later transferred to the University of Oklahoma. He was AAU heavyweight freestyle champion in 1956 and 1959, was runner-up in 1958 and third in 1960. He won NCAA titles for Oklahoma in 1960-61.

After graduating college in 1961, Lewis became a professional wrestler. He wrestled through 1975, mostly in Florida. During his 15-year pro career he won numerous (at least 19) local and world titles with various organizations, starting with the AWA World Tag Team title with Pat Kennedy in November 1961. In the final year of his career he wrestled around Vancouver and won the NWA Canadian Tag Team title four times.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 11

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1956-12-03 Eliminated r2/6 6
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 9T 1956-12-04 6
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 2 1956-12-04 Kangasniemi (FIN) fall (14:52), Lewis (USA) 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 7T 1956-12-03 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #4 2 1956-12-03 Antonsson (SWE) fall (10:00), Lewis (USA) 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two 11 1960-08-29 7
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #1 2 1960-08-29 Bulgarelli (ITA) fall (3:06), Lewis (USA) 4
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One 7T 1960-08-27 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1960-08-27 Kozma (HUN) decision, Lewis (USA) 3
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