Since 1924, many Oklahoma State athletes have fought their way to Olympic team membership in wrestling, with 10 athletes winning a gold medal 12 times. That includes OSU three-time NCAA champion Yojiro Uetake, who took the gold medal twice for his home country of Japan. Ten O-Staters have been selected as coaches or managers. OSU head coach John Smith brought home his second consecutive gold medal as a member of Team USA from the 1992 Olympic Games held in Barcelona. Smith coached his first Olympic team in Sydney in 2000. Listed below are OSU’s 49 Olympians and where they placed.

Paris

  • 1924
    Guy H. Lookabaugh 158.5 fourth
    Orion Stuteville 174 alternate

    Amsterdam

  • 1928
    Clarence Berryman 145 sixth
    George Rule 174 reserve
    Charles Strack 191.5 reserve
    Earl McCready, Canada Hwt.

    Los Angeles

  • 1932
    Bobby Pearce 123 Gold Medal 
    Melvin Clodfelter 145 3rd round
    Jack Van Bebber 158.5 Gold Medal 
    Conrad Caldwell 191.5 alternate

    Berlin

  • 1936
    Ross Flood 123 Silver Medal 
    Fred Parkey 134 reserve
    Harley Strong 145 1st round
    Frank Lewis 158.5 Gold Medal 
    Roy Dunn Hwt 1st round
    George Chiga, Canada Hwt

    E.C. Gallagher, Honorary Coach
    Clarence Gallagher, Trainer

    London

  • 1948
    William Jernigan 114.5 2nd round
    Hal Moore 136.5 sixth
    Richard Hutton Hwt 1st round

    Art Griffith, Coach
    Cliff Keen, Manager

    Helsinki

  • 1952
    Ray Swartz, Coach
    Buel Patterson, Manager

    Melbourne

  • 1956
    Myron Roderick 136.5 fourth
    Dick Beattie 160.5 DNC-illness

    Rome

  • 1960
    Shelby Wilson 147.5 Gold Medal 
    Doug Blubaugh 160.5 Gold Medal 

    Tokyo

  • 1964
    Yojiro Uetake, Japan 125.5 Gold Medal 
    Bobby Douglas 138.5 fourth

    Rex Peery, Coach
    Fendley Collins, Manager

    Mexico City

  • 1968
    Yojiro Uetake, Japan 125.5 Gold Medal 
    Bobby Douglas 138.5 DNC-illness

    Munich

  • 1972
    Gene Davis 136.5 3rd round
    Jerry Robinson 180.5 Greco-Roman
    Harry Geris, Canada Hwt

    Montreal

  • 1976
    Gene Davis 136.5 Bronze Medal 
    Jimmy Jackson Hwt 3rd round
    Harry Geris, Canada Hwt

    Los Angeles

  • 1984
    Lee Roy Smith 136.5 DNC-arbitration
    Bruce Baumgartner 286 Gold Medal 

    Seoul

  • 1988
    John Smith 136.5 Gold Medal 
    Kenny Monday 163 Gold Medal 

    Joe Seay, Coach

    Barcelona

  • 1992
    Kendall Cross 125.5 sixth
    John Smith 136.5 Gold Medal 
    Kenny Monday 163 Silver Medal 

    Atlanta

  • 1996
    Kendall Cross 125.5 Gold Medal 
    Kenny Monday 163 fourth

    Sydney

  • 2000
    John Smith, Coach

    Athens

  • 2004
    Daniel Cormier, 211.5, Fourth
    Eric Guerrero, 132, First Round
    Jamill Kelly, 145.5, Silver Medal 

    Beijing

  • 2008
    Steve Mocco, 264.5, Quarterfinals
    Daniel Cormier, 211.5, DNC-injury

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