Hugo Toeppen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHugo Anton•Toeppen
Used nameHugo•Toeppen
Born8 October 1853 in Udzikowo, Marcinkowo, Warmińsko-Mazurskie (POL)
Died26 September 1933 in Riverside, California (USA)
AffiliationsConcordia Turnverein, St. Louis (USA)
NOC United States


Hugo Toeppen wrestled welterweight freestyle at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, losing in the quarter-finals. He represented the Concordia Turnverein of St. Louis. Toeppen’s son, Manfred, also competed at the 1904 Olympics, as a water polo player.

Hugo Toeppen was born on 8 October 1853 in Poland. At the time of his 1904 Olympic participation he was 51 years, 6 days old. In a record unlikely to ever be broken, this makes Hugo Toeppen the oldest Olympic wrestler of all-time.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Hugo Toeppen
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC r2/4

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