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 53 - 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 38 - 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

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

Dec. 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

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

Fred Meyer Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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