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Jack VanBebber

Full name: Jack Francis VanBebber
Gender: Male
Born: July 27, 1907 in Perry, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 13, 1986 in Perry, Oklahoma, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Though Oklahoma State has produced many great wrestlers, Jack VanBebber was once voted the greatest wrestler ever to take the mat for the Stillwater college. For his efforts he became a member of the Helms Hall of Games, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the Jim Thorpe-Oklahoma Hall of Fame. At the 1932 Olympics, VanBebber represented the Los Angeles AC when he won the gold medal, adding it to his collection of titles, which included three AAU and three NCAA Championships. After the Olympics, VanBebber coached wrestling and taught economics briefly, but later made his living as an employee of the Phillips Oil Company in his native Oklahoma.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1932-08-03 Leino (FIN) , VanBebber (USA) decision
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1 1932-08-03 2
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Three 2T 1932-08-02 2
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 1 1932-08-02 VanBebber (USA) decision, McDonald (CAN) 1
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1932-08-02 1
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 1932-08-02 VanBebber (USA) decision, Jensen (DEN) 1
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1932-08-01 0
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1932-08-01 VanBebber (USA) fall (2:21), López (MEX) 0
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 AC 1932-08-03 VanBebber (USA) bye 0