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Bill Graber

Full name: William Noe "Bill" Graber
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: January 21, 1911 in Ontario, California, United States
Died: March 8, 1996 in San Bernardino, California, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Bill Graber won the combined AAU/Olympic Trials pole vault in 1932, setting a world record of 4.37 (14-4⅜) in the process. En route he had also equaled the previous world record of 4.30. He was NCAA pole vault in 1931 and was favored at the 1932 Olympics, but performed below form and failed to win a medal. He also won the NCAA title in 1933, representing Southern Cal, and won the AAU meet again in 1934. He again won the Olympic Trial in 1936, tying for first, but also failed to medal in Berlin.

Personal Best: PV – 4.40 (14-5½) (1935).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 4
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 5

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 4 4.150
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 4.15 metres NP xxo
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 4.20 metres NP pass
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 4.25 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 5 4.15
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 3.40 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres NP o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 3.80 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.00 metres NP o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.15 metres NP xo
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4.25 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.80
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