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John Peterson

Full name: John Allan Peterson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: October 22, 1948 in Cumberland, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Athletes-in-Action
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Ben Peterson.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

John Peterson attended a small school, the University of Wisconsin at Stout, graduating in 1972. At the 1972 Olympics, he was defeated by the USSR’s Levan Tediashvili, who would later defeat his brother, Ben, at the 1976 Olympics. After college, John Peterson competed for Athletes-in-Action and had his best years in 1975 and 1976. He won the AAU Championship in both years was champion at the Midlands Tournament in 1975. In Montréal he defeated another Soviet, Viktor Novozhilov, to win the middleweight division. He later became a wrestling coach with Athletes-in-Action.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1972-08-27
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Five 4 1972-08-30 5,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 1 1972-08-30 Peterson (USA) decision, Iorga (ROU) 1,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Four 4T 1972-08-30 4,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #4 2 1972-08-30 Tediashvili (URS) decision, Peterson (USA) 3,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1972-08-29 1,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1972-08-29 Peterson (USA) fall (6:35), Wypiorczyk (POL) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1972-08-28 1,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1972-08-28 Peterson (USA) decision, Neumair (FRG) 1,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1972-08-27 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #6 1 1972-08-27 Peterson (USA) fall (1:49), Barraclough (GBR) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1976-07-27
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #2 1 1976-07-31 Peterson (USA) decision (13-5), Uzun (TUR)
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Five 1 1976-07-31 1,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 1 1976-07-31 Peterson (USA) decision (20-4), Novozhilov (URS) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Four 2 1976-07-30 1,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 1 1976-07-30 Peterson (USA) decision (10-3), Kovács (HUN) 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1976-07-29 0,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1976-07-29 Peterson (USA) decision (14-4), Seger (FRG) 0,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1T 1976-07-28 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1976-07-28 Peterson (USA) DQ (8:43), Bouchoule (FRA) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1976-07-27 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #5 1 1976-07-27 Peterson (USA) fall (1:18), Shacklady (GBR) 0,0