Full name: Edward "Eddie" Crook, Jr.
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: April 19, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: July 25, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: WVSU Yellow Jackets, Institute, West Virginia (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Eddie Crook lost in the finals of the Olympic trials in 1956 to [JosÃ© Torres], future world light-heavyweight champion, but in 1960 he had vastly improved as a fighter. By then he had won two Golden Gloves championships and an Eastern Regional AAU title and was considered a favorite to make the Olympic team. He did not disappoint and Crook was barely tested at Rome. He knocked out three of his first four opponents, before winning a 3-1-1 decision in the finals over [Tadeusz Walasek] of Poland. Crook was a career military man, serving two tours in Vietnam, and ending as a command sergeant major. He was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts.
|1960 Summer||31||Roma||Boxing||Men's Middleweight||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1960 Summer||31||Roma||Boxing||United States||USA||Final Round||Match 1/2||1||1960-09-05||Crook (USA) , Walasek (POL)||decision||3||58||60||59||59||58||294|
|1960 Summer||31||Roma||Boxing||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Match #1||1||1960-09-03||Crook (USA) , Monea (ROU)||knock-out||2|
|1960 Summer||31||Roma||Boxing||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #2||1||1960-09-02||Crook (USA) , Chang (TPE)||referee stops contest||3|
|1960 Summer||31||Roma||Boxing||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #4||1||Crook (USA) , Odhiambo (UGA)||decision||4||60||59||60||60||59||298|
|1960 Summer||31||Roma||Boxing||United States||USA||Round One||Match #8||1||1960-08-26||Crook (USA) , Odreman (VEN)||referee stops contest||1||2:58|