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Ron Finley

Full name: Ronald Leslie "Ron" Finley
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: December 10, 1940 in Huntington Park, California, United States
Died: July 5, 2016 in Coberg, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Ron Finley wrestled for Oregon State, placing second in the NCAA Tournament in 1961. He made the US national team in 1962 and wrestled at the 1962 and 1963 World Championships, placing fourth both times, and was sixth at the 1966 Worlds.

In 1970 Finley became wrestling coach at the University of Oregon and coached them from 1970-98, before retiring. He guided the Ducks to Pac-10 Championships in 1975, 1981, and 1982, despite the lack of funding for wrestling at the Eugene school. Finley saved the program several times from being cut as a varsity sport, although it was eventually dropped after the 2008 season. Finley also coached the 1984 US Olympic Greco-Roman team. In 1982 he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and later earned a lifetime award for service from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 4T

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 4T 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Five 4T 1964-10-19 6
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 2 1964-10-19 Martinović (YUG) decision, Finley (USA) 3
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Four 2T 1964-10-19 3
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #1 1 1964-10-19 Finley (USA) fall (2:02), Cacas (AUS) 0
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Three 5T 1964-10-18 3
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #10 AC 1964-10-18 Finley (USA) 0
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Two 10T 1964-10-17 3
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #10 1 1964-10-17 Finley (USA) default, Jutila (CAN) 0
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round One 18T 1964-10-16 3
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #12 2 1964-10-16 Polyák (HUN) decision, Finley (USA) 3
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