| Event type

Welterweight, Freestyle (≤158 pounds), Men

Date14 – 15 October 1904
LocationFrancis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Participants10 from 1 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament

This was one of two classes in 1904 with 10 competitors (along with lightweight). Charles Ericksen won the gold medal. Older records list him as American but Ericksen was still a Norwegian citizen in 1904. In the final Ericksen defeated Bill Beckman, who was likely the favorite as the 1903 AAU Champion. There is no record of a third-place match or tournament but third-place was awarded to Jerry Winholtz.

1Charles EricksenUSAGold
2Bill BeckmanUSASilver
3Jerry WinholtzUSABronze
AC r3/4Otto RoehmUSA
AC r3/4William HennessyUSA
AC r2/4William SchaeferUSA
AC r2/4Hugo ToeppenUSA
AC r2/4Abraham MellingerUSA
AC r1/4Albert BechestobillUSA
AC r1/4Samuel FillerUSA

Round One (—)

Match #1 William SchaeferUSA
fall (4:59)
Albert BechestobillUSA
Match #2 Bill BeckmanUSA
fall (2:04)
Samuel FillerUSA

Quarter-Finals (—)

Match #1 Bill BeckmanUSA
decision (overtime)
William SchaeferUSA
Match #2 Otto RoehmUSA
fall (3:30)
Hugo ToeppenUSA
Match #3 William HennessyUSA
fall (2:15)
Abraham MellingerUSA
Match #4 Charles EricksenUSA
Jerry WinholtzUSA

Semi-Finals (—)

Match #1 Bill BeckmanUSA
fall (0:38)
Otto RoehmUSA
Match #2 Charles EricksenUSA
fall (2:58)
William HennessyUSA

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Charles EricksenUSA
decision (15:00)
Bill BeckmanUSA