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Famous Jews In Wrestling

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.
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  • William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, professional wrestler, former football player, and former mixed martial artist color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE.  ...more
  • Vasyl Petrovych Fedoryshyn (Ukrainian: Васи́ль Петро́вич Федори́шин; born March 31, 1981) is a male wrestler from Ukraine, who competes in the men's -60 kg freestyle division.   ...more
  • Dec. at 90 (1906-1996)
    Károly Kárpáti (also Károly Kellner, born July 2, 1906 in Eger – September 23, 1996 in Budapest) was a Hungarian Olympic wrestling champion of Jewish heritage.  ...more
  • Dec. at 91 (1918-2010)
    Henry Wittenberg (September 18, 1918 – March 9, 2010) was an American wrestler and Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling. He won two Olympic medals and was the first American wrestler after 1908 to  ...more
  • Dec. at 63 (1931-1995)
    Boris Gurevich may refer to: Boris Gurevich (wrestler, born 1931), Soviet Olympic wrestler Boris Gurevich (wrestler, born 1937), Soviet Olympic wrestler  ...more
  • Fred Oberlander

    Age: 110
    Fred Oberlander (23 May 1911 – 6 July 1996) was an Austrian, British, and Canadian wrestler. He was born in Vienna, Austria. He won the World Championships in 1935. Oberlander was offered a chance to  ...more
  • Fred Meyer

    Dec. at 82 (1900-1983)
    Frederick Julius "Fred" Meyer (May 17, 1900 – March 12, 1983) 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  ...more
  • Richárd Weisz

    Dec. at 66 (1879-1945)
    Richárd Weisz (30 April 1879 – 4 December 1945) was a heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Hungary. He competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games and 1908 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in  ...more
  • Yakov Punkin

    Dec. at 72 (1921-1994)
    Yakov Grigrorievich Punkin (Russian: Яков Григорьевич Пункин; 8 December 1921 – 12 October 1994) was a featherweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Ukraine. Competing for the Soviet Union he won a gold  ...more
  • Samuel Gerson

    Dec. at 76 (1895-1972)
    Samuel Norton "Sam" Gerson (November 30, 1895 – September 30, 1972) was a Ukrainian-born American wrestler. He was born in Tymky, Poltava Oblast, Russian Empire, and died in Philadelphia,  ...more
  • Dean Malenko

  • Scott Levy

  • William Kucmierowski

  • Barry Horowitz

  • Samuel Rabin

    Dec. at 88 (1903-1991)
    Samuel (Sam) Rabin, originally Samuel Rabinovitch, (20 June 1903 – 20 December 1991) was an English sculptor, artist, teacher, singer, wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist.  ...more
  • Sergio Fiszman

  • Abraham Kurland

    Dec. at 86 (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, København. He won a  ...more
  • Nickolaus Hirschl

    Age: 115
    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 Champion. He was  ...more
  • Boris Gurevitsch

  • Russ Greenberg