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Rowland Wolfe

Class of 1959· Disciplines(s): Trampoline & Tumbling· Inducted as: Athlete

Tumbling champion Rowland Wolfe, who won his first competition at age 14, was a multi-sport athlete whose athletic abilities transferred to gymnastics, where he found international success.

At 17, Wolfe won gold at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, the capstone of his short-lived career. With aspirations of becoming a doctor, Wolfe walked away from the sport early and entered the research field instead, where his lab was one of many that aided in the development of the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project. The Western Reserve University graduate finished his career with six medals in major competitions.