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Fred Etchen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFred Rudolph•Etchen, Sr.
Used nameFred•Etchen
Born25 September 1884 in Coffeyville, Kansas (USA)
Died6 November 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona (USA)
Measurements183 cm
NOC United States


Fred Etchen was the captain of the 1924 U.S. Olympic trapshooting team. While overseas with the team he won the British Open Trapshoot with a perfect score of 200, and later won the 1926 World Championship at Live Bird Shooting. Etchen competed for many years at the Grand American Handicap, winning the Doubles Championship in 1938. He won 17 Kansas state titles from 1925 until 1939 – three singles, one handicap, seven doubles, and six all-round. Etchen was also active in promoting shooting. He wrote a well-known book on the subject, How to Be an Expert at Shotgun Shooting, and helped form the American Trapshooting Association. After his retirement from the automotive business he spent several years training instructors for gunnery schools during World War II.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Fred Etchen
Trap, Men (Olympic) =24
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold


First name is not Frederick.