Wayne Holmes

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWayne Anthony•Holmes
Used nameWayne•Holmes
Born29 July 1950 in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
Measurements164 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsOhio Wrestling Club
NOC United States


Wayne Holmes wrestled at Central High School in Columbus, Ohio and for the Ohio Wrestling Club. In addition to his 1972 Olympic appearance Holmes wrestled Greco-Roman at the 1971 World Championships. He was a member of the US Navy in the early 1970s, winning the 1970 All-Navy titles in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, and was second at the 1970 Interservice Meet in Greco-Roman. Holmes was 1970 National YMCA Champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. He won the 1971 AAU title in Greco, and the 1972 US Wrestling Federation title in freestyle. Holmes worked as an electrician.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Wayne Holmes
Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC