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On October 20, 1899 Robin Reed was born in Pettigrew, Arkansas.
As an amateur wrestler, only one other man with any real time spent as amateur, can say they have the same claim as him. That is that Reed was never beaten by anybody in any weight class for the entirety of his amateur career. His time before becoming professional saw him appear and win a gold medal for America in the featherweight division of Freestyle at the Olympic Games in 1924.
Following the Olympics he had a brief stint as a coach and helped the the Oregon University win the 1926 AAU national championships. Then it was onto professional wrestling. Almost from the beginning he became a claimant to the World Welterweight Championship, from 1928 he was recognized in some areas it was not until 1932 that he was recognized nationally though.
By the mid-1930s he had retired from wrestling all together and started up a life in real estate. In 1978 he was rightfully inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. On December 20 of that same year Robin Reed passed away in Salem, Oregon.
Round Two - defeated Anton Koolmann, of Estonia, by pinfall.
Quarter Final - defeated Tiger Naito, of Japan, via decision.
Semi Final - defeated Cliff Chilcott, of Great Britain, via decision.
Final - defeated Chet Newton, of the United States of America, via decision.
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Biography of Robin Reed.
Author: Jimmy Wheeler.
Published: July 2014.
Editor: Jimmy Wheeler.
Updated: November 17, 2019.