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Chet Newton

Full name: Chester Willard "Chet" Newton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Born: September 18, 1903 in Canby, Oregon, United States
Died: May 11, 1966 in Oregon City, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Multnomah AC, Portland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Representing Oregon State and the Multnomah AC, Chet Newton never won a national title. He was an arch-rival of Robin Reed, who took the 1924 featherweight gold medal away from Newton. At Oregon State, Reed coached Newton for a bit, but his intense dislike of Newton caused him to concoct a scheme whereby Oregon State woule share their wrestlers with other schools. In effect, Reed tried to trade Newton to another school and it led to Reed's dismissal as coach. Newton died in a car accident when his car hit a concrete underpass and burst into flames.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris 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
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-14 Reed (USA) decision, Newton (USA)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-13 Newton (USA) decision, Huupponen (FIN)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-12 Newton (USA) decision, Torgensen (DEN)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1924-07-11 Newton (USA) decision, Hansson (SWE)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling United States USA 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Newton (USA) decision, Naito (JPN)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling United States USA 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Newton (USA) decision, Koolmann (EST)
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