William Hennessy

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Joseph•Hennessy
Used nameWilliam•Hennessy
Born25 September 1872 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (USA)
Died30 July 1938
NOC United States


William Hennessy wrestled three freestyle classes at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. He lost in the semi-finals of all three classes but did not win any medals. Hennessy won one match as a lightweight and welterweight, but lost his only match as a heavyweight. He later became a veterinarian in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA William Hennessy
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC r3/4
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC r3/4
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC r2/3