Walter Wright

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter David•Wright, Jr.
Used nameWalter•Wright
Born19 February 1901 in Webster, New York (USA)
DiedJanuary 1982 in Webster, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
NOC United States


Walter Wright wrestled middleweight freestyle at the 1924 Paris Olympics, finishing in a tie for 11th place. Wright wrestled for Cornell University, winning the intercollegiate heavyweight title in 1922, and placing second in 1923. Wright also played soccer (football) at Cornell as a junior and senior. He later became a research engineer for the St. Regis Company. Wright was inducted into the Cornell Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Walter Wright
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =11