Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 25, 1920
Date Finished: August 27, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament. Losing semi-finalists wrestled off for 3rd-Place.
This was virtually a U.S. national championship, as Charley Ackerly and Sam Gerson were the class of the field. Ackerly had defeated Gerson in the semi-finals of the 1920 U.S. AAU championships, which served as an unofficial Olympic Trials. They had also met twice before in collegiate matches, with each winning once. They had been captains of Ivy League wrestling teams in college – Ackerly at Cornell and Gerson at Penn.
|1||Charley Ackerly||22||United States||USA||Gold|
|2||Sam Gerson||24||United States||USA||Silver|
|3||Philip Bernard||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|5T||George Inman||Great Britain||GBR|