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J. Nash McCrea

Full name: Jay Nash McCrea
Nickname(s): Crash
Gender: Male
Born: January 15, 1887 in Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: September 20, 1959 in Cudahy, Wisconsin, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Nash McCrea rode the 1-mile and 5-mile races at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. McCrea was from Springfield, Illinois at the time. He was only 17-years-old in 1904 which may explain his nickname of “Crash” because of his wild riding, which caused multiple crashes including his own. McCrea later moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he worked as on the Milwaukee Sentinel and Wisconsin News newspapers, although on the 1940 US Census, he listed his occupation as “spiritual healer.” At the newspapers, McCrea was a sportswriter, copy editor, and real estate and automotive editor. He also did local radio work, serving as the voice of "Sunny Jim" in WISN. McCrea was active in the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild and served as a president and secretary of that guild.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 17 St. Louis Cycling Men's 1 mile United States USA AC h1 r1/2 DNF
1904 Summer 17 St. Louis Cycling Men's 5 mile United States USA AC DNF

Men's 1 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 17 St. Louis Cycling United States Round One Heat One AC DNF

Men's 5 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 17 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Standings AC DNF
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