Al Zirkel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert Conrad "Al"•Zirkel
Used nameAl•Zirkel
Born23 October 1884 in Newark, New Jersey (USA)
Died3 February 1945 in Newark, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsNational Turnverein, Newark (USA)
NOC United States


Like several other wrestlers at the 1904 Olympics, Al Zirkel trained at the National Turnverein in Newark, New Jersey. He won one match at the 1904 Olympics before losing a hard-fought battle to Otto Roehm in the semi-finals. Zirkel had a long career as a fireman, eventually becoming a captain in the Newark Fire Department.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Al Zirkel
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze