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Dale Thomas

Full name: Dale Oren Thomas
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: February 26, 1923 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: March 4, 2004 in Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Dale Thomas won nine US titles in collegiate, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling. But he later became better known as a wrestling coach. He coached Oregon State from 1957 until his retirement in 1990, helping them win 22 Pac Eight titles. He was inducted into the US Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990. He also was a wrestling official at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and several World Championships. Thomas had the following finishes at major championships – 1954 World Championship: 87.0 kg. Freestyle (6th).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 5

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 5 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three 5T 1956-12-05 6
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #1 2 1956-12-05 Sirakov (BUL) fall (7:20), Thomas (USA) 3
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two 3T 1956-12-04 3
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 2 1956-12-04 Lahti (FIN) fall (2:45), Thomas (USA) 3
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One 1 1956-12-03 0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1956-12-03 Thomas (USA) fall (7:15), Wiesberger, Jr. (AUT) 0
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