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Robert Curry

Born: Aug 14, 1882

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Robert Curry

Date of Birth : Aug 14, 1882
Birth Place : United States of America

Robert Samuel Curry, known as Bob Curry, was a wrestler of the early twentieth century. In 1903, the National Wrestling Championships were held in the gymnasium of the New Polo Athletic Association at One Hundred and Twenty Ninth Street and Park Avenue, New York. Curry won the 105 pounds championship by defeating Gustav Bauer representing the National Turn Verein club in the final in 17 seconds. Bauer subsequently won a silver medal at the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games in the Flyweight division. He represented the St. George's Athletic Club and won the supplementary championship wrestling competitions of the Metropolitan Association of the Amateur Athletic Union. The competition was held from Thursday, March 24, 1904 and culminated with the final held on the evening of Saturday, March 26, 1904 in the gymnasium of the St. Bartholomew's Athletic Club, East Forty-second Street, New York City. He won his final bout in the 105 pound class, by throwing F. Priester of the Grace Athletic Club. The bout lasted 3 minutes and 24 seconds. Following the competition he was named as one of a team of six wrestlers to represent in the St. Louis Olympics in the summer of 1904.

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