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George Mattos

Full name: George Frank Mattos
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 6, 1929 in Santa Cruz, California, United States
Died: October 18, 2012 in Central Point, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA) / US Air Force, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

George Mattos was AAU pole vault champion in 1953. He finished in the top six at the AAU pole vault every year from 1950-59, save for 1954. Competing for San Jose State, he tied for second at the NCAAs in 1950-51. He later settled in southern Oregon where he became a music teacher, first in high school in Weed, Oregon, and later at the College of the Siskiyous, where he worked from 1960-89. He was an accomplished clarinet and saxophone player and majored in music at San Jose State. He played in big bands, jazz combos, Dixieland groups, and concert bands and was the leader of the Dixie Fat Cats Dixieland Band that played at the Medford Jazz Festival for 10 years. Mattos stayed active throughout his life with tennis and skiing, climbing Mount Shasta five times, and he spent several years working weekends for the US National Weather Service. Mattos served four years in the US Air Force.

Personal Best: PV – 4.57 (15-0) (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 9
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 4

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 9 4.20 2 3 6
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 3.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 3.95 metres 1T o 0 0 1 3.95
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 4.10 metres 9 xo 0 1 3 4.10
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 4.20 metres 9 xxo 1 3 6 4.20
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 4.30 metres 9 xxx 2 3 6 4.20
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6T QU 4.00 0 0 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 4T 4.00 0 0 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.80 metres 1T 3.80 0 0 1 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.90 metres 1T 3.90 0 0 2 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 4.00 metres 4T 4.00 0 0 3 o
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4 4.35 0 0 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 4.00
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4.15 metres 10T p 0 0 1 4.00
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4.25 metres 5 o 0 0 2 4.25
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4.35 metres 1 o 0 0 3 4.35
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4.40 metres 4 xxx 0 0 3 4.35
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 4.15 0 0 2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3.85 metres 1T o 0 0 1 3.85
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.00 metres 15 p 0 0 1 3.85
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.15 metres 1 o 0 0 2 4.15