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Ben Bradshaw

Full name: Benjamin Joseph "Ben" Bradshaw
Gender: Male
Born: August 15, 1879 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 19, 1960
Affiliations: Boys' Club of New York, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Ben Bradshaw was the defending National Champion at the 1904 Olympics and he won his first two matches quite easily. In the finals he had a difficult match against the 1902 AAU Champion, [Ted McLear], but won by a decision after 15 minutes of wrestling, giving him the Olympic gold medal and a second AAU title, as the Olympics doubled as the AAU Meet in 1904. Bradshaw later won a third AAU Championship by winning the 135 lb. class in 1907. He later worked as a printer and a tournament referee. Bradshaw coached wrestling at the Boys Club of New York in the 1920s and 30s.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 Bradshaw (USA) decision (15:00), McLear (USA)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 Bradshaw (USA) fall (0:59), Clapper (USA)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 Bradshaw (USA) fall (1:38), Ferguson (CAN)
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