Full name: Alexander Mathias Weyand
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: United States
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.
|1920 Summer||28||Antwerpen||Wrestling||Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman||United States||USA||AC r2/5|
|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)|