John Mais

Class of 1960
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Lifespan: 1888-1974

Little information remains on the career of John Mais, though his recorded accomplishments were groundbreaking. The two-time Olympian competed in the 1920 Games in Antwerp, Belgium as a member of the first U.S. team to compete overseas. Mais was also a 50-year member of the American Turners. Following retirement from competition, Mais volunteered as head coach at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Little information remains on the career of John Mais, though his recorded accomplishments were groundbreaking. The two-time Olympian competed in the 1920 Games in Antwerp, Belgium as a member of the first U.S. team to compete overseas. Mais was also a 50-year member of the American Turners. Following retirement from competition, Mais volunteered as head coach at the University of Pennsylvania.