Tom Jenkins (catch wrestler)

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Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins - portrait (c. 1905).jpg

Alias(es) "Rough Tom" Jenkins
Born Thomas Jenkins
3 August 1872(1872-08-03)
Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
Died 19 June 1957 (84)
Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Burial United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange Co., New York
Ethnicity Welsh
Known for Catch-as-catch-can wrestling championships
Spouse(s) Anne Lavinia Gray (m. 1898)

Tom Jenkins (August 3, 1872 - June 19, 1957) was an American catch-as-catch-can wrestler, actively working from the 1890s into the early twentieth century, after which he took up an appointment as an instructor of wrestling and boxing at the United States Military Academy at West Point (1906-1942) and at the New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (1912-1943). Jenkins was notably a three-time winner of what began as the World Catch-as-Catch-Can Heavyweight Title before being renamed the American Heavyweight Championship.