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Fred Etchen

Full name: Fred Rudolph Etchen, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: September 25, 1884 in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States
Died: November 6, 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Fred Etchen was the captain of the 1924 U.S. Olympic trapshooting team. While overseas with the team he won the British Open Trapshoot with a perfect score of 200, and later won the 1926 World Championship at Live Bird Shooting. Etchen competed for many years at the Grand American Handicap, winning the Doubles Championship in 1938. He won 17 Kansas state titles from 1925 until 1939 – three singles, one handicap, seven doubles, and six all-round. Etchen was also active in promoting shooting. He wrote a well-known book on the subject, How to Be an Expert at Shotgun Shooting, and helped form the American Trapshooting Association. After his retirement from the automotive business he spent several years training instructors for gunnery schools during World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Men's Trap United States USA 24T
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Men's Trap, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 89

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1 363 89
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