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Wrestling at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Wrestling at the 1904 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: October 14, 1904
Date Finished: October 15, 1904
Format: Single-elimination tournament

Gold: USA Ben Bradshaw
Silver: USA Ted McLear
Bronze: USA Charles Clapper


[Ben Bradshaw] was the 1903 AAU Champion and came in as the favorite. He won his first two matches by falls, but in the final, he had a difficult match against [Ted McLear], with Bradshaw winning gold by decision. Bradshaw won his third AAU title in this class in 1907. This is the only 1904 Olympic class for which there was a known match for third-place, with [Charles Clapper] winning the bronze medal by defeating [Frederick Ferguson] by a quick pin at 0:54. Ferguson and Clapper had lost to Bradshaw in the first two rounds, so it is likely that the third-place match was some variant of a Bergvall Tournament. Clapper would become 1906 AAU Champion as a lightweight.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ben Bradshaw 24 United States USA Gold
2 Ted McLear 25 United States USA Silver
3 Charles Clapper 28 United States USA Bronze
4 Frederick Ferguson 20 Canada CAN
AC r3/4 Dietrich Wortmann 20 Germany GER
AC r2/4 John Babcock United States USA
AC r2/4 Louis Strebler 23 United States USA
AC r2/4 Max Miller United States USA
AC r1/4 Theo Koppen 34 United States USA