John Spellman

Inducted: 1968
Born: 1899
Died: 1966

John Spellman, 1899-1966, won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling in the light heavyweight division (192 pounds) at the 1924 Paris Games. Spellman was a Brown University student-athlete and captain of the 1924 Brown Wrestling Team. John’s older brother Bob, and his younger brother, Frank, were also Brown captains and competed on New England championship teams coached by Brown’s legendary wresting mentor Frank Herrick.

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