Jack Riley

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Horn "Jack"•Riley
Used nameJack•Riley
Born13 June 1909 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died22 March 1993 in Kenilworth, Illinois (USA)
NOC United States


John Riley attended Northwestern University and won back-to-back NCAA championships in wrestling. But wrestling was far from his only sport; he was also an excellent rower, and he played football at Northwestern. In fact, after winning his silver medal at the 1932 Olympics, Riley played one year in the NFL with the old Boston Redskins. He later became the wrestling coach at his alma mater for many years.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Jack Riley
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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