Tom Jenkins (wrestler)
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Tom Jenkins (August 3, 1872 – June 19, 1957) was an
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American
catch wrestler who held the
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three times around the turn of the 20th century. On May 4, 1905 at Madison Square Garden (1890), 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.


Championships and accomplishments


Professional wrestling

*George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame **Class of 2006 *Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum **Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame#Pioneer Era (1898-1942), Pioneer Era (2008) *Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame **Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame#Inductees, Class of 1996 *Other championships **
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(3 times)


See also

*
American Heavyweight Championship The American Heavyweight Wrestling Championship was the first heavyweight professional wrestling championship in the United States. The title existed from 1881 through approximately 1922.https://www.nytimes.com/1881/01/20/archives/bibby-throws-ross- ...
*Frank Gotch *Farmer Burns


References


External links


Tom Jenkins from the IWIM WebsiteCited with Frank Gotch on Encyclopædia Britannica OnlineTom Jenkins on Cagematch
*Who's Who of Sports Champions by Ralph Hickok. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company—Jenkins is mentioned in an article about Frank Gotch 1872 births 1957 deaths American catch wrestlers American male professional wrestlers People associated with physical culture Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum People from Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York People from Bedford, Ohio Sportspeople from Cuyahoga County, Ohio Army Black Knights wrestling coaches College boxing coaches in the United States {{US-prowrestling-bio-stub