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Gray Simons

Full name: Elliott Gray Simons
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: August 13, 1939 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Gray Simons wrestled flyweight freestyle for the United States at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. He attended Lock Haven College in Pennsylvania, winning four NAIA Championships and three NCAA Championships, and twice being named Best Wrestler at the NCAAs. He finished his college career with a record of 91 wins and 2 losses, both losses coming in his freshman year. After his competitive days ended Simons entered coaching, first at his alma mater, coaching there from 1964-70. He was then at Indiana State University from 1970-75, then the University of Tennessee from 1975-86, and finally spending 17 years at Old Dominion University (1986-2003) before retiring. He finished his coaching career with a 324-194-5 dual meet record.

Simons is a member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame (1971), the NAIA Hall of Fame (1975), the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (1978), the Lock Haven State Hall of Fame (1981), the United States Achievement Hall of Fame (1982), the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Hall of Fame (1983), the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (1982), and was named to the All-Time Collegiate Wrestling Team by Amateur Wrestling News in 1988.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle United States USA 5
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle United States USA AC

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Five 5T 1960-09-06 8
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 2 1960-09-06 Matsubara (JPN) decision, Simons (USA) 3
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Four 6 1960-09-05 5
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 1 1960-09-05 Simons (USA) decision, Aliyev (URS) 1
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Three 6T 1960-09-03 4
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1960-09-03 Simons (USA) fall (4:02), Rosado (MEX) 0
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two 10T 1960-09-02 4
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 2 1960-09-02 Bilek (TUR) fall (2:18), Simons (USA) 4
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1960-09-01 0
1960 Summer 21 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1960-09-01 Simons (USA) fall (2:08), Frännfors (SWE) 0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1964-10-11 6 Eliminated r4/6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Four 7 1964-10-14 6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 1T 1964-10-14 Simons (USA) , Haydari (IRI) draw 2
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Three 4T 1964-10-13 4
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #3 1 1964-10-13 Simons (USA) decision, Singh (IND) 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Two 7T 1964-10-12 3
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #5 1T 1964-10-12 Simons (USA) draw, Aliyev (URS) 2
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round One 6T 1964-10-11 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1964-10-11 Simons (USA) decision, Malov (BUL) 1
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