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Wrestling at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, 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 George Mehnert
Silver: USA Gustav Bauer
Bronze: USA William Nelson


There were three entrants in this class with the final coming down to [George Mehnert] winning a decision over [Gustav Bauer] in the final. Mehnert had also won the AAU Championship in this class in 1903. Bauer would win the title from 1905-07, when Mehnert moved up in weight and was the bantamweight champion with Mehnert winning again as a flyweight in 1908. That qualified Mehnert for the 1908 Olympics, and he defended his gold medal there, one of only two 1904 Olympic champions who competed in London, along with [Jack Niflot].

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 George Mehnert 22 United States USA Gold
2 Gustav Bauer 20 United States USA Silver
3 William Nelson United States USA Bronze