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Fred Meyer

Full name: Frederick Julius "Fred" Meyer
Nickname(s): Dr. Freddy, The Wrestling Dentist
Gender: Male
Born: May 17, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 12, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Hebrew Institute
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Fred Meyer was a member of the Chicago Hebrew Institute in 1920, but he also attended DePaul. At the 1920 Olympics he tied for third with Ernst Nilsson of Sweden. In the wrestle-off for the bronze medals, they wrestled two 15-minute bouts before the match was called a draw and two bronze medals were awarded. Meyer had an excellent record in American competition. He won six Central AAU and four National AAU titles, including winning both the 191 lb. and heavyweight divisions at the 1922 National Championships. He later became very successful as a pro wrestler.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 3T Bronze

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1T 1920-08-27 Meyer (USA) draw (10:00), Nilsson (SWE)
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-27 Roth (SUI) , Meyer (USA)
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 1 1920-08-25 Meyer (USA) fall (6:41), Mason (GBR)