Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Robert & Steven Tanenbaum

Robert & Steven Tanenbaum

Sport: Wrestling
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: Various
Year Inducted: 2004

Identical twins Rob and Steve, along with their brothers, Bruce, Mike and Mark have established one of the most athletically accomplished families in the Washington, D.C. area. Rob was an academic All-American wrestler, winning multiple Maryland county, regional and state championships. He set the all time career victory record at Walter Johnson High School and earned the Outstanding Montgomery County Wrestler award. He was a nationally-ranked Division I scholar athlete at Duke University and the University of Georgia. While in medical school at Georgetown, he earned a black belt in judo and won several state, regional and AAU championships. Steve was undefeated in dual meets throughout high school and also earned outstanding wrestler awards. He was a nationally ranked Division I wrestler as well. He is a 5th degree black belt in karate and is internationally recognized for his combat expertise. He has established karate schools in the U.S.A. and abroad and has helped train elite American and Israeli forces.

 

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