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Myron Roderick

Full name: Myron Willis Roderick
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: September 15, 1934 in Anthony, Kansas, United States
Died: December 28, 2011
Affiliations: Oklahoma State Cowboys, Stillwater (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Myron Roderick was a legend in the Oklahoma State sports world, succeeding there as an athlete, coach, and athletic director. Roderick won three NCAA Championships for the Cowboys, winning at 137 pounds in 1954 and 130 pounds in 1955 and 1956. He then became OSU wrestling coach and led them to seven NCAA titles, the last in 1968, before retiring as coach in 1970, when only 35-years-old.

Roderick then became executive director of the National Wrestling Federation, which was a rival national governing body to the AAU. He was also executive director of the International Racquetball Association for three years, and excelled in that sport as well, winning age group national championships three times in singles and 10 times in doubles. In 1983, Roderick returned to Oklahoma State to become their athletic director, staying in that position until 1990. He then left to become executive director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. His racquetball background also allowed him to form Sports Unlimited, a national company which builds racquetball and gym courts.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle United States USA 4T

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 4T 1956-11-28
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Four 4T 1956-12-01 5
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 2 1956-12-01 Sasahara (JPN) decision (3-0), Roderick (USA) 3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1956-11-30 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #3 1 1956-11-30 Roderick (USA) decision (3-0), Geldenhuys (RSA) 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1T 1956-11-29 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1956-11-29 Roderick (USA) fall (2:00), Elliott (AUS) 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 4T 1956-11-28 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-28 Roderick (USA) decision (3-0), Galántai (HUN) 1
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