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Every United States Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist

Every United States Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist

A complete list of every Olympic wrestling gold medalist from Team USA.

Oct 3, 2023 by JD Rader
Every United States Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist

The United States has won a total of 57 Olympic gold medals in wrestling - 52 in men’s freestyle, 3 in Greco-Roman, and 2 in women’s freestyle. With a total of nine, 1984 was the year the US brought home the most gold.

2021 - Tokyo, Japan

David Taylor (FS - 189 lbs)

Gable Steveson (FS - 275 lbs)

Tamyra Mensah-Stock (WF - 149.75 lbs)


2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kyle Snyder (FS - 213 lbs)

Helen Maroulis (WF - 116.5 lbs)


2012 - London, England

Jordan Burroughs (FS - 163 lbs.)

Jake Varner (FS - 211.5 lbs.)


2008 - Beijing, China

Henry Cejudo (FS - 121 lbs)


2004 - Athens, Greece

Cael Sanderson (FS - 185 lbs.)


2000 - Sydney, Australia

Brandon Slay (FS - 167.5 lbs.)

Rulon Gardner (GR - HWT)


1996 - Atlanta, United States

Kendall Cross (FS - 125.5 lbs.)

Tom Brands (FS - 136.5 lbs.)

Kurt Angle (FS - 220 lbs.) - 1st


1992 - Barcelona, Spain

John Smith (FS - 136.5 lbs.)

Kevin Jackson (FS - 180.5 lbs.)

Bruce Baumgartner (FS - HWT)


1988 - Seoul, South Korea

John Smith (FS - 136.5 lbs.)

Kenny Monday (FS - 163 lbs.)


1984 - Los Angeles, California

Bobby Weaver (FS - 105.5 lbs.)

Randy Lewis (FS - 136.5 lbs.)

Dave Schultz (FS - 163 lbs.)

Mark Schultz (FS - 180.5 lbs.)

Ed Banach (FS - 198 lbs.)

Lou Banach (FS - 220 lbs.)

Bruce Baumgartner (FS - HWT)

Steve Fraser (GR - 198 lbs.)

Jeff Blatnick (GR - HWT)


1976 - Montreal, Canada

John Peterson (FS - 180.5 lbs.)


1972 - Munich, Germany

Dan Gable (FS - 149.5 lbs.)

Wayne Wells (FS - 163 lbs.)

Ben Peterson (FS - 198 lbs.)


1960 - Rome, Italy

Terry McCann (FS - 125.5 lbs.)

Shelby Wilson (FS - 147.5 lbs.)

Doug Blubaugh (FS - 161 lbs.)


1952 - Helsinki, Finland

William Smith (FS - 160.5 lbs.)


1948 - London, England

Glen Brand (FS - 174 lbs.)

Henry Wittenburg (FS - 191.5 lbs.)


1936 - Berlin, Germany

Frank Lewis (FS - 158.5 lbs.)


1932 - Los Angeles, California

Robert Pearce (FS - 123 lbs.)

Jack Van Bebber (FS - 158.5 lbs.)

Peter Mehringer (FS - 192 lbs.)


1928 - Amsterdam, Holland

Alllie Morrison (FS - 134 lbs.)


1924 - Paris, France

Robin Reed (FS - 134 lbs.)

Russell Vis (FS - 145 lbs.)

John Spellman (FS - 191.5 lbs.)

Harry Steele (FS - HWT)


1920 - Antwerp, Belgium

Charles Ackerly (FS - 132 lbs.)


1908 - London, England

George Mehnert (FS - 119 lbs.)

George Dole (FS - 132.5 lbs.)


1904 - St. Louis, Missouri

Robert Curry (FS - 105 lbs.)

George Mehnert (FS - 115 lbs.)

Isidor Niflot (FS - 125 lbs.)

Ben Bradshaw (FS - 135 lbs.)

Otto Roehm (FS - 145 lbs.)

Charles Erikson (FS - 158 lbs.)

Bernhulf Hansen (FS - HWT)