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Jim Peckham

Full name: James Cameron "Jim" Peckham
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 30, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 23, 2011 in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Thomas Peckham.

Biography

Jim Peckham competed at the 1956 Olympics in Greco-Roman but later became much better known as a wrestling coach in the United States. He worked for many years as a light and power lineman for Braintree Electric Light, outside of Boston, but he was noted by Emerson College, and became their wrestling coach, and later served as their Athletic Director for 27 years. In 1986 he was named wrestling coach at Harvard, spending eight years at the Cambridge School. Peckham's family was a wrestling one, as his father competed in the 1930s as a professional wrestler, his daughter, Diana, wrestled on Saturday Night Live against Andy Kaufman in 1979, and his son, Matthew, was a 1974 high school All-American wrestler.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1956-12-03 Eliminated r3/5 5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three 5T 1956-12-05 5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 2 1956-12-05 Jansson (SWE) decision (2-1), Peckham (USA) 2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 5T 1956-12-04 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1956-12-04 Peckham (USA) decision (2-1), Sterr (GER) 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 6 1956-12-03 2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 2 1956-12-03 Gurics (HUN) decision (2-1), Peckham (USA) 2
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