Tommy Evans, Oklahoma Olympian: Attended Rogers High School, won silver at 1952 Helsinki Olympics

TULSA - Oklahoma Olympians is a series about athletes who were born here, lived here or went to school here.

Tommy Evans was a two-time state championship wrestler at Rogers High School.

He went on to win two national championships as an Oklahoma Sooner, the first coming in 1952.

Later that same year, Evans qualified for Team USA and as a lightweight, he brought home the silver medal.

Evans returned to Norman, where he won another national championship in 1954.

As a coach, he led the Sooners to national titles in 1960 and 62.

Evans was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1976. He was recognized, as a wrestler and a coach.

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