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Nat Pendleton

Full name: Nathaniel Greene "Nat" Pendleton
Gender: Male
Born: August 9, 1895 in Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: October 12, 1967 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Nat Pendleton was a two-time AAU champion by the time he went to the 1920 Olympics. The American team expected him to bring back a gold medal but he was beaten in the semi-finals by Switzerland’s Robert Roth in a controversial decision. After the Olympics he finished his studies at Columbia University and then had a short career as a professional wrestler. Pendleton later became a famous character actor in motion pictures. He appeared in almost 100 different movies, numbering among his screen credits “You Said a Mouthful,” “The Great Ziegfield,” “Young Doctor Kildare,” “Northwest Passage,” “Top Sergeant Mulligan,” and “Death Valley.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC r2/5
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 2 Eriksen (DEN) DQ (18:03), Pendleton (USA)

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-27 Roth (SUI) , Pendleton (USA)
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-27 Pendleton (USA) , Nilsson (SWE)
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1920-08-25 Pendleton (USA) decision, Mattsson (FIN)
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