Charles Ericksen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarl Fredrik "Charles"•Ericksen
Used nameCharles•Ericksen
Born20 June 1875 in Tønsberg, Vestfold og Telemark (NOR)
Died23 February 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsBrooklyn Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn (USA)
NOC United States
Nationality Norway
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Although still a Norwegian national in 1904, Charles Ericksen represented the Brooklyn Norwegian Turnverein, an American club, at the St. Louis Olympics and won the gold medal in a closely fought bout with Bill Beckmann. Ericksen became active in sports administration and at his death was the president of the Scandanavian-American Athletic League.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1904 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA NOR Charles Ericksen
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold


Naturalized as a US citizen on 22 March 1905.