Billy Jernigan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Shue "Billy"•Jernigan
Used nameBilly•Jernigan
Born8 September 1923 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA)
Died2 March 1997
AffiliationsOklahoma State Cowboys, Stillwater (USA)
NOC United States


William S. Jernigan wrestled for Oklahoma A&M University (now Oklahoma State), graduating in 1950, and making All-American in both 1947 and 1948, losing in the final of the 1947 NCAA flyweight class. He had competed in high school for Will Rogers High School in Tulsa Oklahoma. He eventually settled with his wife in Wagoner, Oklahoma, where he lived at the time of his death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Billy Jernigan
Flyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC