Ernie Fischer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Ernest Thomas "Ernie"•Fischer
Used nameErnie•Fischer
Born12 July 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Died18 April 2019
AffiliationsUS Air Force, (USA)
NOC United States


Ernie Fischer wrestled in high school for Southern High in Baltimore, winning the Maryland State outstanding wrestlier award in both 1949-50. Fischer attended the University of Maryland, placing second in the 1954 NCAAs at 167 lbs. While at Maryland, Fischer lost only one dual match in his college career. He also competed for the Baltimore Central YMCA, and at the time of the 1956 Olympics was serving in the US Air Force. Fischer was inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Ernie Fischer
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC