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Jack Riley

Full name: John Horn "Jack" Riley
Gender: Male
Born: June 13, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 22, 1993 in Kenilworth, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

John Riley attended Northwestern University and won back-to-back NCAA championships in wrestling. But wrestling was far from his only sport; he was also an excellent rower, and he played football at Northwestern. In fact, after winning his silver medal at the 1932 Olympics, Riley played one year in the NFL with the old Boston Redskins. He later became the wrestling coach at his alma mater for many years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 2/3 1 1932-08-03 Riley (USA) fall (8:32), Hirschl (AUT)
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1932-08-02 3
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 AC 1932-08-02 Riley (USA) 0
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One 3 1932-08-01 3
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1932-08-01 Richthoff (SWE) decision, Riley (USA) 3