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Bob Roop

Full name: Robert Michael "Bob" Roop
Other name(s): All-American, The Enforcer, The Gladiator, Maya Singh, Maha Singh, Star Warrior
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 287 lbs (130 kg)
Born: July 22, 1947 in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Mayor Daley Youth Foundation, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Bob Roop was a state champion high school wrestler in Michigan and then wrestled at Michigan State, which he entered on a football scholarship. His college career was interrupted by military service, where he worked as a Special Forces medic. He finished college at Southern Illinois University, making the US Olympic team in Greco-Roman while a student there. After college Roop turned to professional wrestling, making that his career from 1969 to 1988, when a neck injury from a car accident ended his wrestling. He wrestled with Mid-South Wrestling and the Army of Darkness stable of wrestlers. Roop was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in July 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1968-10-23 Eliminated r3/6 8,0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Three 10 1968-10-25 8,0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #3 2 1968-10-25 Roshchin (URS) fall (2:48), Roop (USA) 4,0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two 8T 1968-10-24 4,0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #4 2 1968-10-24 Petrov (BUL) fall (9:32), Roop (USA) 4,0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1968-10-23 0,0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #4 1 1968-10-23 Roop (USA) fall (9:34), Geris (CAN) 0,0