Sports Famous Jews In Wrestling

Famous Jews
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A list of famous Jewish wrestlers. These 20 Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Wrestling or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.

age 52 - William Scott "Bill" Goldberg is an American actor, former professional football player and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship ...more

age 37 - Vasyl Petrovych Fedoryshyn is a male wrestler from Ukraine, who competes in the men's -60 kg freestyle division. He was born in Kalush, Ukrainian SSR. He finished fourth in the Men's Lightweight ...more

Died at 90 (1906-1996) - Károly Kárpáti was a Jewish Hungarian Olympic wrestling champion.

Died at 92 (1918-2010) - Henry Wittenberg was an outstanding American wrestler and Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling. He won two Olympic medals and was the first American wrestler after 1908 to achieve this feat. ...more

Died at 64 (1931-1995) - Boris Maksovich Gurevich was a Soviet wrestler who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was born in Moscow, and was Jewish. Gurevich won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in ...more

Fred Oberlander Died at 75 (1911-1986) - Fred Oberlander was an Austrian, British, and Canadian wrestler.

Fred Meyer Died at 83 (1900-1983) - Frederick "Fred" Julius Meyer was an American wrestler who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. Meyer, who was Jewish was born in Chicago and died in Los Angeles. In 1920 he won the ...more

Richárd Weisz Died at 66 (1879-1945) - Richárd Weisz was a Hungarian sport wrestler who competed in the 1906 Summer Olympics and in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in Budapest. In 1906 he was eliminated in the ...more

Yakov Punkin Died at 73 (1921-1994) - Yakiv Hryhorovych Punkin was a Soviet wrestler from Ukraine who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was Jewish, and was born and died in Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Punkin won the gold medal at ...more

Samuel Gerson Died at 77 (1895-1972) - Samuel Norton "Sam" Gerson was a Ukrainian-born American wrestler. He was born in Tymky, Poltava Oblast, Russian Empire, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dean Malenko

Scott Levy

William Kucmierowski

Barry Horowitz

Samuel Rabin Died at 88 (1903-1991) - Samuel Rabin, originally Samuel Rabinovitch, was an English sculptor, artist, teacher, singer, wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist.

Sergio Fiszman

Abraham Kurland Died at 87 (1912-1999) - Abraham Kurland was a Danish wrestler. Kurland was Jewish, and was born in Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark. He was affiliated with the Hakoah Jewish Sports club, København/Bagsværd, ...more

Nickolaus Hirschl Died at 85 (1906-1991) - Nickolaus "Mickey" Hirschl was an Austrian Olympic-medal-winning wrestler, European Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, and for 10 years held the title of Austrian Heavyweight Wrestling ...more

Boris Gurevitsch

Russ Greenberg