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Roy Dunn

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRoy Harvey•Dunn
Used nameRoy•Dunn
Born4 August 1910 in Knowles, Oklahoma (USA)
Died10 June 2000 in Holly, Colorado (USA)
AffiliationsOklahoma State Cowboys, Stillwater (USA)
NOC United States


Roy Dunn wrestled at Oklahoma State University, then Oklahoma A&M. His major amateur achievement was winning the 1936 AAU title at heavyweight, which qualified him for the 1936 Olympics. After the Olympics Dunn wrestled professionally with the National Wrestling Alliance, primarily throughout the midwest. In 1949 he wrestled, and lost, to Lou Thesz for the World Professional title. In the pro wrestling database,, Dunn is credited with 147 professional matches and at least 110 wins.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Roy Dunn
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC