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Wayne Wells

Full name: Wayne Alton Wells
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: September 29, 1946 in Abilene, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Oklahoma Sooners, Norman (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The University of Oklahoma’s Wayne Wells wrestled at the 1968 Olympics and finished fourth. But in the next four years he became one of the world’s greatest wrestlers. In the interim he won a Pan-American Games gold medal, two AAU titles, three U.S. Wrestling Federation championships, finished second at the 1969 World Championships, and won the 1970 World Championship. Thus he was a favorite at the 1972 München Olympics and he came through as expected to win gold. Wells graduated from college in 1968 and accomplished most of the above while a law student at the University of Oklahoma. He later became a practicing attorney.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle United States USA 4
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 4 1968-10-17
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Six 4 1968-10-20 8,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #2 2 1968-10-20 Valchev (BUL) decision, Wells (USA) 3,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Five 4 1968-10-20 5,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #4 1 1968-10-20 Wells (USA) decision, Horiuchi (JPN) 1,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Four 5 1968-10-20 4,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #5 1 1968-10-20 Wells (USA) decision, Pająk (POL) 1,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Three 5T 1968-10-19 3,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #6 1 1968-10-19 Wells (USA) fall (8:15), Ioannidis (GRE) 0,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two 9T 1968-10-18 3,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #9 1 1968-10-18 Wells (USA) decision, Karlsson (SWE) 1,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One 13T 1968-10-17 2,0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #10 1T 1968-10-17 Wells (USA) draw, Beriashvili (URS) 2,0

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1972-08-27
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Six 1 1972-08-31 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #2 1 1972-08-31 Wells (USA) fall (6:37), Pavlov (BUL) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Five 1T 1972-08-30 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 1 1972-08-30 Wells (USA) decision, Robin (FRA) 1,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1 1972-08-30 1,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #5 1 1972-08-30 Wells (USA) decision, Nitschke (GDR) 1,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1 1972-08-29 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #6 1 1972-08-29 Wells (USA) fall (1:24), Musil (TCH) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1T 1972-08-28 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #8 1 1972-08-28 Wells (USA) fall (8:25), Danzandarjaagiin (MGL) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1972-08-27 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1972-08-27 Wells (USA) fall (5:59), Demirtaş (TUR) 0,0
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