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Alexander Weyand

Full name: Alexander Mathias Weyand
Nickname(s): Babe
Gender: Male
Born: January 10, 1892 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 10, 1982 in Wantagh, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Alexander “Babe” Weyand attended the US Military Academy at West Point, where he starred as a tackle on the football team, captaining it in 1915. He became a career Army officer, serving with distinction in World War I, where he earned a Silver Star for gallantry and received a battlefield promotion to major and battalion commander. Weyand sustained severe hearing loss during WWI and as a result could not serve in combat in World War II. He retired from the Army in 1946 as a Colonel.

Weyand later became a sports historian, writing several books on college football, including Saga of American Football. He also wrote the definitive history of lacrosse, The Lacrosse Story (with Milton Roberts), and one well-known book on the early history of the Olympics. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1974.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC r2/5

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 2 1920-08-18 Hansen (DEN) fall (2:27), Weyand (USA)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA 3rd-Place Final Round Match #1 2 1920-08-20 Nieminen (FIN) , Weyand (USA)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 AC 1920-08-20 Weyand (USA)
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