Full name: William Ridout Wadsworth
Born: December 17, 1875 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 29, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
William Wadsworth was a member of the Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club when he was selected to represent Canada at the 1904 Summer Olympics. There, alongside [Arthur Bailey], [Phil Boyd], [Thomas Loudon], [Donald MacKenzie], [Pat Reiffenstein], [Colonel Rice], [George Strange], and [Joe Wright, Sr.], he lost to the Vesper Boat Club of the United States in the final of the coxed eights. As there were only two teams in the event, however, Canada earned a silver medal. The following year he helped the Argonauts capture the coxless fours and eights titles at the 1905 edition of Canada’s Henley Royal Regatta. Wadsworth earned a bachelor’s degree with first class honors in history and modern languages from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College in 1896 and a law degree from its Osgoode Hall Law School in 1899. As he a student he was involved in many athletic pursuits, including ice hockey, and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Wadsworth was later a prominent lawyer in Toronto and, at his death in August 1971 at the age of 95, was believed to be the oldest practicing lawyer.
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||Toronto Argonauts||CAN||2||Silver|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Rowing||Toronto Argonauts||CAN||Final Round||at 3 lengths|