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Lee Merrill

Full name: Leland Gilbert "Lee" Merrill, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: October 4, 1920 in Danville, Illinois, United States
Died: July 28, 2009 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In high school in West Virginia, Lee Merrill was coached by Ben Schwartzwalder, who later gained fame as the football coach at Syracuse University. Merrill took his talents to Michigan State, graduating from there in 1942. He went on to graduate school at Michigan State, although he pitched two years of semi-pro baseball in 1946 and 1947 and turned down several offers to turn pro. Merrill earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in entomology from Michigan State and, while a grad student, won his only national title, the 1948 AAU Championship. He later became a professor at Rutgers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 3 1948-07-29
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Six 3 1948-07-31 7
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #1 2 1948-07-31 Doğu (TUR) decision (3-0), Merrill (USA) 3
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Five 2T 1948-07-31 4
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Merrill (USA) decision (2-1), Garrard (AUS) 1
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four 3 1948-07-31 3
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 AC 1948-07-31 Merrill (USA) 0
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three 3T 1948-07-30 3
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #6 1 1948-07-30 Merrill (USA) decision (3-0), Hwang (KOR) 1
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1948-07-30 2
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #7 1 1948-07-30 Merrill (USA) decision (3-0), Westergren (SWE) 1
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round One 3T 1948-07-29 1
1948 Summer 27 London Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 1 1948-07-29 Merrill (USA) decision (3-0), Peace (CAN) 1