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Benjamin Joseph BRADSHAW

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
Wrestling FreestyleWrestling Freestyle
Olympic Medals
1G
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesSt. Louis 1904
Year of Birth1879

Biography

Ben Bradshaw was the defending National Champion at the 1904 Olympics and he won his first two matches quite easily. In the finals he had a difficult match against the 1902 AAU Champion, Ted McLear, but won by a decision after 15 minutes of wrestling, giving him the Olympic gold medal and a second AAU title, as the Olympics doubled as the AAU Meet in 1904. Bradshaw later won a third AAU Championship by winning the 135 lb. class in 1907. He later worked as a printer and a tournament referee. Bradshaw coached wrestling at the Boys Club of New York in the 1920s and 30s.

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