Albert Wertheimer

Albert Wertheimer

Boxing

Enshrined: 1988

During his college days at Syracuse University in the early 1930s, Albert Wertheimer was a highly-regarded and nationally-ranked amateur fighter.

Wertheimer was a three-time intercollegiate champion at 125 pounds (1931-33) and went undefeated in three years of varsity boxing (30-0). He was also the captain of the school’s first championship team in 1933. In 1932, it was the first year of the National

Collegiate Athletic Association and by winning the 125-pound title, Wertheimer

became the first SU athlete to capture a NCAA crown.

After graduating SU in 1933, Wertheimer gave up boxing and became a successful businessman. But he remained active in athletics in other ways such as serving as the AAU Amateur Athletic Commissioner between 1933 and 1942. He was also an original stockholder in the Syracuse Nationals and was on the Syracuse Chiefs board of directors.

Wertheimer died Jan 23, 1993 at the age of 83.

Career highlights:

1931-1933: Three-time intercollegiate champion at 125 pounds

1932: NCAA Intercollegiate champion at 125 pounds; First Syracuse University athlete to win a NCAA title in any sport; First place winner in Olympic tryouts

1933: Van Raulte Trophy (National Individual Athlete Award)

1933-1942: AAU Amateur Athletic Commissioner

1967: Syracuse University Letterman of Distinction

1991: Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

 

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