Tom Grant


A native of Minnesota, and for more than half a century an adopted native of Idaho, Tom Grant brings memories of the glory days of wrestling when the true-blue wrestling champion­ships were won by experts who combined great strength and athletic ability to be called the finest athletes in the world.

Grant, who for many years had a successful career in Idaho in the boat marina business at Priest River. Grant held world titles in heavyweight wrestling with outstanding victories over the legendary Jim Londos and Ed "Strangler" Lewis, and these top three athletes dominated the wrestling scene throughout the world through the 20's and 30's. Grant continues his residence in Idaho at Coeur d'Alene where he is active in real estate and still has time for gardening and writing poetry.

Over 90 years old and looking more like 70, Tom Grant is an outstanding Hall of Famer who takes us back with pride to the "Good Old Days." During Grant's prime he received top dollar for his matches with purses of over $2500 coming from championship encounters. The New York Times named Tom Grant "Mr. America" in 1920.

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