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Charles Strack

Full name: Charles William Strack
Nickname(s): Jumbo
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1899 in Nyack, New York, United States
Died: May 13, 1967 in Spring Valley, New York, United States
Affiliations: Colgate Raiders, Hamilton, Madison County, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling


Charles Strack started college at Colgate, where he boxed and competed in track & field, throwing the shot, discus, and javelin. He then transferred to Oklahoma A&M (later Oklahoma State), where he was NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion in 1926. Strack then played one year of professional football with the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL in 1928. He also wrestled professionally, competing around the world from 1928-44. He had various careers throughout his life, working as a wrestling and track coach, serving as a machinist, swim instructor, and auto salesman, and was briefly chief of police for construction at the Newfoundland Naval Air Base. He also worked as an investigator for Rockland Light and Power (which became Orange & Rockland Utilities).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 11T

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 24 Paris Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #8 2 1924-07-11 Courant (SUI) decision, Strack (USA)
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