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Henk Schenk

Full name: Hendrik "Henk" Schenk
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: April 29, 1945 in Wieringerwaard, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Multnomah AC, Portland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Cousin of Ard Schenk.

Biography

Henk Schenk wrestled at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics for the United States. He was born in the Netherlands but raised in Oregon, where he was a high school state champion in 1963. He served in the Army after college, winning the 1966-67 Interservice Championships, also winning AAU titles both years. Schenk’s biggest international achievement was winning a bronze medal at the 1969 World Championships. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1963 and later started Hi-Tech Movers, leaving that job in 2003 when an injury mandated it. He then became a real estate broker in Oregon. Schenk’s cousin, back in the Netherlands, was [Ard Schenk], one of the greatest ever speed skaters, who won three gold medals at the 1972 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC
1972 Summer 27 München Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA AC

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1968-10-23 Eliminated r2/7 6,5
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two 12 1968-10-24 6,5
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #1 1T 1968-10-24 Schenk (USA) , Jutzeler (SUI) draw 2,5
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One 11T 1968-10-23 4,0
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1968-10-23 Radev (BUL) DQ, Schenk (USA) 4,0

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP
1972 Summer 27 München Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1972-08-27 Eliminated r2/6 6,0
1972 Summer 27 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two 12 1972-08-28 6,0
1972 Summer 27 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #7 2 1972-08-28 Hecher (FRG) decision, Schenk (USA) 3,0
1972 Summer 27 München Wrestling United States USA Round One 9T 1972-08-27 3,0
1972 Summer 27 München Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 2 1972-08-27 Csatári (HUN) decision, Schenk (USA) 3,0
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