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Jim Scherr

Full name: James Edwin "Jim" Scherr
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: July 27, 1961 in Eureka, South Dakota, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Bill Scherr.

Biography

Jim Scherr wrestled at the University of Nebraska, winning an NCAA title in 1984. He was US National Champion in 1986, 1987, and 1989, and won silver medals at the 1987 and 1989 World Championships. He also won a bronze medal at the 1987 Pan American Games. His twin brother, [Bill], also wrestled for the US at the 1988 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in heavyweight freestyle.

In 1990 Scherr went into sports administration, becoming Executive Director of USA Wrestling from 1990-2000. He joined the US Olympic Committee in 2000, later becoming CEO, a role he held until 2009, after which he became commissioner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). After a few years with the NCHC, Scherr became executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Scherr is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was 1994 USA Wrestling Man of the Year, was given the Order of Merit by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1997, and was named a Distinguished Member in 2003.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 5

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 5 1988-09-27
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 5/6 1 1988-09-29 Scherr (USA) decision (3-1), Alabakov (BUL)
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five 3 1988-09-28 12,5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five Match #2 2 1988-09-28 Ota (JPN) fall (5:06), Scherr (USA) 0,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four 2 1988-09-28 12,5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four Match #3 1 1988-09-28 Scherr (USA) decision (15-0) (3:49), English (GBR) 3,5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 2 1988-09-27 9,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #2 1 1988-09-27 Scherr (USA) decision (6-3), Verma (IND) 3,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 4 1988-09-27 6,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #4 1 1988-09-27 Scherr (USA) decision (3-1), Tóth (HUN) 3,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 4T 1988-09-27 3,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #4 1 1988-09-27 Scherr (USA) decision (10-7), Cox (CAN) 3,0
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