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Wrestling at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Wrestling at the 1904 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: October 14, 1904
Date Finished: October 15, 1904
Format: Single-elimination tournament

Gold: NOR Bernhoff Hansen
Silver: GER Frank Kugler
Bronze: USA Fred Warmbold
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Bernhoff Hansen won three matches by falls to win this class. He would defend his AAU title in 1905. Hansen was listed as American in older records but he was still a Norwegian citizen in 1904. He defeated Frank Kugler in the final. Kugler won medals in St. Louis in tug-of-war, weightlifting, and wrestling, making him the only Olympian ever to win medals in three sports at one Olympic Games. Kugler has also been discovered to not be a US citizen, as is often seen, but was still a German national in 1904.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bernhoff Hansen 26 Norway NOR Gold
2 Frank Kugler 25 Germany GER Silver
3 Fred Warmbold 28 United States USA Bronze
AC r2/3 William Hennessy 31 United States USA
AC r2/3 Joseph Dilg 26 United States USA