| Benjamin Lee Peterson|
Iowa State University
| Olympic athlete|
| June 27, 1950 (age 65) (1950-06-27) Barron County, Wisconsin, U.S.|
Wrestling at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle Light Heavyweight
John Peterson, Levan Tediashvili, Karoly Bajko, Stelica Morcov, Gennady Strakhov
Ben Peterson Wikipedia
Benjamin Lee "Ben" Peterson (born June 27, 1950) is a retired American freestyle wrestler. He competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively. As a college wrestler, Peterson was a two-time NCAA champion at Iowa State. He founded the "Camp of Champs," which brought in Olympic wrestlers to train with high schoolers. Peterson also coached wrestling at Maranatha Baptist Bible College.
His brother, John Peterson, was also a two-time Olympic medalist in wrestling as well. John won the silver medal at the 1972 Olympic Games. The brothers then reversed roles, with John winning the gold medal in 1976. Both brothers were also inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Peterson was born in Barron County, Wisconsin, grew up in Comstock, Wisconsin, attending nearby Cumberland High School before attending Iowa State University.