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Terry McCann

Full name: Terrence John "Terry" McCann
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: March 23, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 7, 2006 in Dana Point, California, United States
Affiliations: Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While at the University of Iowa, Terry McCann won three consecutive NCAA cornws, starting in 1955. In 1957 he won the first of three straight AAU titles, these at 125 lbs. He was also undefeated in dual meets with the Soviet Union prior to the 1960 Olympics, so he was expected to do well at Rome and disappointed no one with the gold medal. After the Olympics, McCann was recruited by Olympic pole vaulter, Bob Richards, to join his motivational organization as a public speaker. McCann left his job as a bookkeeper and began an outstanding career as a motivational speaker. He later became the Executive Director of Toastmaster’s International for 26 years. He also founded the US Wrestling Federation, later USA Wrestling. In later life, he lived in California and became an avid surfer, also serving two years as the Executive Director of the Surf Industry’s Manufacturer’s Association (SIMA).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1960-09-06 McCann (USA) decision, Trojanowski (POL)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #2 1 1960-09-06 McCann (USA) decision, Zalev (BUL)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Five 3 1960-09-06 5
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #3 1 1960-09-06 McCann (USA) fall (0:48), Shakhov (URS) 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Four 5T 1960-09-05 5
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #4 2 1960-09-05 Jaskari (FIN) decision, McCann (USA) 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Three 3 1960-09-03 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #6 1 1960-09-03 McCann (USA) decision, Campbell (PAN) 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two 4 1960-09-02 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #8 1 1960-09-02 McCann (USA) fall (1:40), Hänni (SUI) 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One 6T 1960-09-01 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 1 1960-09-01 McCann (USA) decision, Vesterby (SWE) 1