Lloyd Appleton

1981 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee

February 1, 1906 – March 17, 1990

Lloyd Appleton’s wrestling record, both as a participant and as a coach, discloses many honors and distinctions earned by him.

As a wrestler for Cornell College, he had the unique distinction of being undefeated in four years of dual meet wrestling competition.

In the year 1928, Appleton won titles in the Midwest and National AAU Championships at 158 pounds. In the same year he was a member of the American Olympic Wrestling team and was a silver medal winner in the Olympic competition in Amsterdam.

Four years later, in 1932, at 174 pounds, he won the New England AAU Championship and the National YMCA Wrestling Championship.

It was also in 1932 that he placed second in the American Olympic Wrestling Team tryouts and was a member of the American Olympic Wrestling Team competing in Los Angeles.

During his illustrious career, Appleton was Varsity Wrestling Coach and Physical Education Instructor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, from 1936 to 1955.

From 1956 until his retirement in 1970, he was Associate Professor of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy.

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High School
Edgewood, Iowa

Cornell College
  • Undefeated in 4 years of dual meets
  • Midwest and National AAU Champion 1928
  • Coached 31 years at U.S. Military Academy
  • Inducted into Iowa Hall of Fame 1981