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Ted McLear

Full name: Theodore J. "Ted" McLear
Gender: Male
Born: June 29, 1879 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 1958
Affiliations: National Turnverein, Newark (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

From Newark, New Jersey, and the National Turnverein, Ted McLear never finished higher than second at a major meet. At the 1902 AAU meet he was thrown by Fred Cook in 25 seconds. He had improved by 1904, and at the Olympics, he only lost in the final to Ben Bradshaw after 15 minutes of hard wrestling, which resulted in McLear receiving a bloody nose. McLear’s only other important medal came at the 1908 AAU meet when he was beaten by Olympic gold medalist, George Dole.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 Bradshaw (USA) decision (15:00), McLear (USA)
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 McLear (USA) fall (1:02), Wortmann (GER)
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 McLear (USA) fall (0:37), Strebler (USA)