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Bob Pearce

Full name: Robert Edward "Bob" Pearce
Gender: Male
Born: February 29, 1908 in Wyaconda, Missouri, United States
Died: March 15, 1996 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Affiliations: Oklahoma State Cowboys, Stillwater (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

In high school, Bob Pearce was coached by Oscar Berg, who developed another American gold medalist, Jack VanBebber. Pearce then went to Oklahoma State, where he won two AAU titles. He was NCAA champion in 1931, and lost in the finals in 1932. While in 1928 he had failed to qualify at the US Olympic Trials, placing third, in 1932 he won the gold medal in bantamweight freestyle. From 1933-37 Pearce worked as a professional wrestler and then as a coach. He ultimately settled in Canada.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles 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
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1932-08-03 Pearce (USA) decision, Jaskari (FIN)
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Three 2 1932-08-03 3
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #1 1 1932-08-03 Pearce (USA) decision, Reid (GBR) 1
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2 1932-08-02 2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #1 1 1932-08-02 Pearce (USA) decision, Depuychaffray (FRA) 1
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One 3T 1932-08-01 1
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 1 1932-08-01 Pearce (USA) decision, Zombori (HUN) 1
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