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Ken Chertow

Full name: Kenneth Jay "Ken" Chertow
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2 (158 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: October 7, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Penn State Nittany Lions, University Park (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Ken Chertow wrestled at Penn State and was a college student while wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Chertow had been 1984 World Junior Champion and as a high school senior had won the 1984 US Junior Nationals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. He won golds at the 1985 Maccabi Games title and the 1986 US Olympic Festival. After graduating from Penn State in 1989, Chertow started medical school at The Ohio State University. While there he became an assistant coach for the Buckeyes and found that coaching was his real passion. He left medical school and became an assistant at Penn State, later starting his own wrestling camps, Gold Medal Wrestling Camps, in 1994. He also wrote a motivational book about wrestling entitled, Wrestling: A Commitment to Excellence.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle United States USA AC

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE CP MR
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1988-09-28 Eliminated r3/7 Group A 4,5
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 9 1988-09-28 4,5
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #4 2 1988-09-28 Yordanov (BUL) decision (19-6), Chertow (USA) 0,5
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 9 1988-09-28 4,0
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #5 1 1988-09-28 Chertow (USA) decision (10-7), Olvera (MEX) 3,0
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 9 1988-09-28 1,0
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #6 2 1988-09-28 Bourdin (FRA) decision (5-1), Chertow (USA) 1,0
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