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Edward Willkie

Full name: Edward Everett Willkie
Gender: Male
Born: December 25, 1896 in Elwood, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1956 in Bellingham, Washington, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Ed Willkie was from Elwood, Indiana, where he studied at the Manchester College Academy. His sister, Julia, was a professor at Manchester College (later University), while his brother, Wendell Willkie, ran for President in 1940, losing to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Ed Willkie attended the US Naval Academy where he was a guard on the football team and received several All-American mentions. After his military career, Willkie entered the business world, and was president of the National Canners’ Association and the Evaporated Milk Association. In 1952, Willkie moved to Bellingham, Washington, to become president of Pacific American Fisheries. He died there of a heart attack in his home, only four years after he took the job.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC r2/5

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #1 2 1920-08-18 Lindfors (FIN) fall (28:43), Willkie (USA)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 1 1920-08-17 Willkie (USA) decision (25:00), Struna (TCH)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-20 Nieminen (FIN) fall (2:48), Willkie (USA)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA 3rd-Place Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Willkie (USA) , Gasiglia (FRA)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 2 1920-08-20 Hansen (DEN) fall (1:45), Willkie (USA)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 AC 1920-08-20 Willkie (USA)
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