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Peter Mehringer

Full name: Peter Joseph Mehringer
Nickname(s): Kansas Whirlwind
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1910 in Jetmore, Kansas, United States
Died: August 27, 1987 in Pullman, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Kansas Jayhawks, Lawrence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Although he lost at the 1932 Olympic Trials as a heavyweight, Pete Mehringer was named to the team when he cut weight to wrestle as a light-heavy. Although Mehringer lost only twice in his career, he never won a national title, his best finish being second at the 1932 NCAA Tournament. Mehringer was much more interested in playing football at the University of Kansas, which he did well enough to be named All-Big Six as a tackle. After college he played pro football with the Chicago Cardinals, and toured as a professional wrestler, mostly in New Zealand. Although at one time he wished to be a doctor, he opted instead for the life of a consulting engineer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1932-08-03 Mehringer (USA) decision, Scarf (AUS)
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1 1932-08-02 0
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1932-08-02 Mehringer (USA) fall (14:44), Madison (CAN) 0
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1932-08-01 0
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 1 1932-08-01 Mehringer (USA) fall (13:37), Sjöstedt (SWE) 0
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