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Lou Banach

Full name: Lou David Banach
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: February 6, 1960 in Port Jervis, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Ed Banach.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Lou Banach grew up wrestling with his brother, Steve, and his older twin brother, [Ed 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. Lou and Ed both wrestled at the University of Iowa, where Lou won NCAA titles inn 1981 and 1983. After the 1984 Olympics he ended his competitive career and joined the US Army as a second lieutenant, coaching at the US Military Academy at West Point. Banach would later earn an MBA from Penn State University. He went into banking, initially with PNC in Cleveland, but later settling in Wisconsin, where he worked first with LaSalle Bank and later Associated Bank.

Results

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

Men's 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 1984-08-09
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-11 Banach (USA) fall (1:01), Atiyeh (SYR)
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Final 1 1984-08-10 8,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Final Match #2 1 1984-08-10 Banach (USA) fall (1:56), Honda (JPN) 4,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Final Match #3 1 1984-08-10 Banach (USA) fall (1:14), Sezgin (TUR) 4,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three 1 1984-08-09 11,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Banach (USA) decision (11-1), Brightwell (CAN) 3,5
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two 1 1984-08-09 8,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Banach (USA) fall (1:45), Sarr (SEN) 4,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One 1T 1984-08-09 4,0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One Match #1 1 1984-08-09 Banach (USA) fall (1:14), Sezgin (TUR) 4,0
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