Ben Peterson


Birthday June 27, 1950

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Wisconsin

Age 73 years old

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Wrestler who won two Olympic medals: gold in 1972, and silver in 1976.

Before Fame

He wrestled in college at Iowa State University, where he won two NCAA Championships.


He has been inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Family Life

His brother, John, also has a gold and a silver medal in wrestling at the Olympics.

Associated With

He was one of six Iowa State wrestlers to compete at the 1972 Olympics, including fellow gold medalist Dan Gable.