George Dole
Year: '06
Team: Yale

      *GEORGE DOLE, Yale 1906 wrestled for Yale in 1905-08 by competing two years in grad schoo and became the EIWA's sole 4-time champion in its first 74 years. He won those at 115 and 125, while graduating in 1906 -- then won an Olympic gold medal in 1908 at 132.5. George won two National AAU titles, including a 1907 pin of George Mehnert at 125, the 2-time Olympic champion’s only career loss. Dole beat out twin brother, Louis, and Mehnert, for honors as the College Wrestler of the Decade, 1901-1910 by Amateur Wrestling News.
      In 1907 George received Yale Wrestling’s “Y Award” in the first presentation other than to major sports (track, crew, football, baseball). After grad school he coached at Yale and at various prep schools until 1917, when he joined the military and earned the Navy Cross. He was an economics professor at St. Lawrence U until dying of a heart attack in 1928 at age 43. Born in Michigan, he grew up with brother, Louis (also an EIWA champion) in Winthrop, Maine.