Tom Jenkins (wrestler)

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Tom Jenkins
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BornAugust 3, 1872 [1]
Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 19, 1957 [1] (aged 84)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Tom Jenkins
Billed height5 ft 10.5 in (179 cm) [1]
Billed from Bedford, Ohio [1]
Trained byLuke Lamb [1]
Retiredsemi-retired 1905, retired 1914

Tom Jenkins (August 3, 1872 – June 19, 1957) was an American professional wrestler who held the American Heavyweight Championship three times around the turn of the 20th century. On May 4, 1905 at Madison Square Garden, he wrestled for the newly created World Catch-as-Catch-Can Championship, but lost to George Hackenschmidt. He later taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point (1905–1942) and from 1912 to 1943, he also taught wrestling and boxing at the New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.


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