George Philbrook

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Warren•Philbrook
Used nameGeorge•Philbrook
Born10 October 1884 in Sierra Valley, California (USA)
Died25 March 1964 in Vancouver, Washington (USA)
Measurements187 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsNotre Dame Fighting Irish, South Bend (USA)
NOC United States


George Philbrook played football and was a weight thrower at Notre Dame, and later for the Cleveland AC. Philbrook actually started at Whitman College, transferring to Notre Dame after several years, and apparently spent seven years in college, with rival schools objecting to his eligibility. In addition to the shot put and discus at the 1912 Olympics, Philbrook competed in the decathlon, but did not finish. He was sixth in the 1910 AAU All-Around.

After college Philbrook was the head football coach at Whittier College from 1927-28 and then coached at U Nevada Reno from 1929-31.

Personal Bests: SP – 14.02i (46-0i) (1912); DT – 42.66 (1914); JT – 45.06 (147-10) (1912); Dec – 6538.520 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA George Philbrook
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 5
Shot Put, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 7
Discus Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) DNS
Javelin Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) DNS
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNF