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Walter Maurer

Full name: Walter Stark Maurer
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Born: May 9, 1893 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: May 18, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Hebrew Institute
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Representing the Chicago Hebrew Institute, Walter Maurer never won a major championship of any kind. His best finish before the Olympics came at the 1920 AAU Meet when he lost to the New York AC’s Eino Leino. Leino was a Finn and eventually won a complete set of Olympic medals, including a gold at the 1920 Olympics in the middleweight class. At Antwerp, Maurer won his bronze medal by defeating his teammate, John Redman, in the match for third place. Maurer worked in insurance, and became secretary-treasurer of the Grand Crossing Chapter of the Independent Order of Foresters, fraternal benefit society for foresters.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1920-08-27 Maurer (USA) , Redman (USA) , Courant (SUI)
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-27 Larsson (SWE) , Maurer (USA)
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-25 Maurer (USA) , Westerlund (FIN)
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1920-08-25 Maurer (USA) fall (1:49), Ledron (FRA)