Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer

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 bronze medal in the freestyle wrestling heavyweight class. As part of a trend in which religious and ethnic organizations used their facilities to develop competitive athletes, Meyer was one of a number of national champions whose skills were fostered at the Chicago Hebrew Institute. Meyer, who had been wrestling for the Chicago Hebrew Institute since he was nine years old, joined Walter Mauer of the Institute at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium, marking the first time that Jewish athlet ... more on Wikipedia

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