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Ed Banach

Full name: Edward Joseph "Ed" Banach
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: February 6, 1960 in Port Jervis, New York, United States
Affiliations: Hawkeye Wrestling Club, Tulare (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Lou Banach.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ed Banach grew up wrestling with his brother, Steve, and his younger twin brother, [Lou Banach]. They were one of 14 children who grew up in a children’s home after their father abandoned the family after a house fire. Ed and Lou both wrestled at the University of Iowa, with Ed winning NCAA titles in 1980, 1981, and 1983. He was named the 1983 Big 10 Athlete-of-the-Year. After winning his gold medal, Banach retired, and eventually became a victim of post-concussion syndrome from the many head injuries he had sustained during his wrestling career. He coached at Iowa State only until 1989 and later ran wrestling clinics in the area, which were less stressful for him. Banach also became a student-athlete academic counselor at Iowa State. He is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1984-08-07
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-09 Banach (USA) decision (15-3) (4:02), Ota (JPN)
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final 1 1984-08-08 7,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final Match #2 1 1984-08-08 Banach (USA) decision (11-0), Temiz (TUR) 3,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final Match #3 1 1984-08-08 Banach (USA) decision (11-2), Davis (CAN) 3,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four 1 1984-08-08 15,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four Match #2 1 1984-08-08 Banach (USA) fall (0:48), Majeed (PAK) 4,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 2 1984-08-07 11,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #1 1 1984-08-07 Banach (USA) decision (11-2), Davis (CAN) 3,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 2 1984-08-07 7,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #2 1 1984-08-07 Banach (USA) decision (11-0), Temiz (TUR) 3,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 1T 1984-08-07 4,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #1 1 1984-08-07 Banach (USA) decision (15-2) (3:42), Lins (AUT) 4,0
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