| Event type

Featherweight, Freestyle (≤60 kilograms), Men

Date25 – 27 August 1920
LocationFeestzaal, Koninklijke Zoölogische Maatschappij, Antwerpen
Participants10 from 7 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. Losing semi-finalists wrestled off for 3rd-Place.

This was virtually a U.S. national championship, as Charley Ackerly and Sam Gerson were the class of the field. Ackerly had defeated Gerson in the semi-finals of the 1920 U.S. AAU championships, which served as an unofficial Olympic Trials. They had also met twice before in collegiate matches, with each winning once. They had been captains of Ivy League wrestling teams in college – Ackerly at Cornell and Gerson at Penn.

1Charley AckerlyUSAGold
2Sam GersonUSASilver
3Bernard BernardGBRBronze
4Dinkkarao ShindeIND
=5Daniel KaiserSUI
=5Nestor HarasseFRA
=5Georges BarathonFRA
=5Henry InmanGBR
=9Ioannis DialetisGRE
=9Kaarlo MäkinenFIN

Round One (25 August 1920)

Match #1 Charley AckerlyUSA
decision (10:00)
Ioannis DialetisGRE
Match #2 Sam GersonUSA
Kaarlo MäkinenFIN
Match #3 Georges BarathonFRA walkover

Quarter-Finals (26 August 1920)

Match #1 Charley AckerlyUSA
fall (9:40)
Daniel KaiserSUI
Match #2 Bernard BernardGBR
fall (6:07)
Nestor HarasseFRA
Match #3 Sam GersonUSA
Georges BarathonFRA
Match #4 Dinkkarao ShindeIND
Henry InmanGBR

Semi-Finals (27 August 1920)

Match #1 Charley AckerlyUSA Bernard BernardGBR
Match #2 Sam GersonUSA Dinkkarao ShindeIND

Final Round (27 August 1920)

Match 1/2 Charley AckerlyUSA Sam GersonUSA
Match 3/4 Bernard BernardGBR Dinkkarao ShindeIND