Dick Hutton

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Dick hutton
Obituary by Greg Oliver @ Slam!

Title History

  • Ohio Heavyweight title (September 1955);
  • Ohio Heavyweight title defeating Pat O` Connor (October 20, 1955);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Hard Boiled Haggerty defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (September 20, 1956);
  • NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Lou Thesz (November 14, 1957);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Tag Team titles w/Dory Funk Sr. (March 1960);
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title defeating Al Lolotai (January 18, 1961);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Sam Steamboat defeating Kojika Saito & Duke Keomuka [Tournament] (September 18, 1961);

Career History

  • Dick Hutton was an Army veteran of World War II and attended Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University..
  • Dick Hutton placed 7th at the 1948 London Olympic Games in the super heavyweight division, freestyle wrestling..
  • ~~~~While attending OSU, Dick Hutton was a three-time NCAA wrestling champion (1947, 1948, 1950)..
  • ~~~~In 1949, he lost to future pro great Verne Gagne in the finals on a controversial referee’s decision..
  • ~~~~Dick Hutton competed in the 1948 Olympic Games in London as a super heavyweight, finishing 5th in freestyle wrestling..
  • ~~~~Dick Hutton was a member of the NCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame and the OSU Wrestling Hall of Fame..
  • November 14, 1957: Dick Hutton beat Lou Thesz for the MWA World title in Toronto, Canada..
  • January 9, 1959: Pat O’Connor defeated Dick Hutton to capture the NWA World title..
  • November 24, 2003: Richard “Dick” Hutton passes away in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 80 – RIP..