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Bill Fritz

Full name: William Howard "Bill" Fritz, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 22, 1892 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 28, 1941 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Cornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After prepping at Haverford School, Bill Fritz competed for Cornell as a pole vaulter, but he was best known there as a football player, where he captained the team. He received 12 varsity letters at Cornell in track, football, gymnastics, and baseball. Fritz was approached to play pro football by the Chicago Bears but entered the Army instead. In World War I Fritz was a captain who served in France with Field Artillery. He then took over the family business, William Howard Fritz Lumber Company, which had opened in 1863. He also owned a wholesale business in Philadelphia as a broker selling railroad cars of white pine to lumber companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Ohio. Fritz led the family lumber company until his death, when it was taken over by his sons. The company still existed as of 2015.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 8T

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 8T 3.65
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.50 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.65 metres 1T xxo
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.75 metres 8T xxx
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.65
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T 3.65
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.20 metres NP o
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.40 metres NP o
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.50 metres NP o
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.60 metres NP o
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.65 metres NP o
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