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Charles Tribble

Full name: Charles A. Edward Tribble
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: April 24, 1942 in Indio, California, United States
Died: October 17, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: California National Guard
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling


Charles Tribble was a football and wrestling star at Pacific High School in San Bernadino, California. He then attended San Bernadino Valley College, winning state honors, before moving on to Arizona State University, where he wrestled. He was 1965 Western AC Champion at 177 lbs. and placed third that year in the NCAA Championships. Tribble was also second at the AAU Championships in 1964, and made the Olympic team by winning the 1964 Olympic Trials. He was one of the first African-Americans to wrestle for the United States at the Olympics. He later taught and coached for 31 years at South Mountain High School in Phoenix, coaching football, wrestling, and track. Charles Tribble is a member of the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame and the Arizona Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA AC

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1964-10-11 Withdrew r2/6 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round One 19T 1964-10-11 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 2 1964-10-11 Oğan (TUR) fall (4:11), Tribble (USA) 4
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