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Frank Troeh

Full name: Frank Merlin Troeh
Gender: Male
Born: February 19, 1882 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 24, 1968 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Portland Gun Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Frank Troeh did not begin trapshooting until he was 31-years-old but he learned quickly His first title was the Washington State Singles in 1914 and he won many more before leading the US shooters in average in 1918 (.9722), 1920 (.9752), and 1922 (.9838 – the highest recorded to that date). From 1926 until 1930 he won 10 major titles at the Grand American Handicap, including the All-Around from 1926-29, and the high-overall in 1926 and again in 1929 and 1930. Troeh was captain of the All-American Trapshooting team from 1927 through 1930 and a team member again in 1931, 1933-36, 1938, and 1940. He continued to compete into the 1950s, and recorded 16 national titles and 24 state titles, 7 in Washington and 17 in Oregon, during his career. During his lifetime he shot at 141,370 registered targets with a career average of .9750. He was inducted into the Trap Shooting Hall of Fame in 1970.

Troeh lived in Oregon for 45 years but for a time ran a sporting goods store in Vancouver, Washington. After making the 1920 Olympic team, he also qualified for the 1924 US Team, but his amateur status was called into question because he had once played semi-pro baseball, and he did not compete in Paris.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Trap United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Trap, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 93

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1 547 94
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 1 NP 57
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 2 NP 58
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 3 NP 79
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 4 NP 81
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 5 NP 113
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 6 NP 110
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Round 7 NP 49
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