Kent Townley

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKent Harold•Townley
Used nameKent•Townley
Born18 January 1930 in Sioux City, Iowa (USA)
Died26 May 2005 in ?, Georgia (USA)
Measurements167 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsIowa State Cyclones, Ames (USA)
NOC United States


Kent Townley wrestled for Iowa State University, graduating in 1956. He also served in the US Navy during the Korean War, 1950-54. Townley won the Big Seven conference title in 1955 and was the captain of the Iowa State team in 1956. Townley later became a wrestling coach, first in high school in Iowa, and then in Indianapolis. He also worked as a district manager for various companies, finally with Con-Agra and then G&C Fertilizer in Georgia. He continued to coach in Georgia, and the Kent Townley Little Bulldog Brawl is a youth wrestling tournament held each year in Georgia in his honor.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Kent Townley
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC

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