Garrett Arbelbide

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameGarrett Walter•Arbelbide
Used nameGarrett•Arbelbide
Born5 September 1909 in Redlands, California (USA)
Died24 July 1983 in Sacramento, California (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Garret Arbelbide was the starting right end on the West Team in the 1932 Olympic demonstration. He played college football for Southern Cal from 1929-31 and was a first-team All-American in 1930 and helped the Trojans win the 1931 national championship.

Arbelbide also played baseball at USC and after college played one year (1933) in the minors as an outfielder with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. He coached the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football team from 1937-39.

Arbelbide served in the US Army during World War II. After the war he worked as a teacher and rancher. He was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 1999.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics American Football USA Garrett Arbelbide
American Football, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) West 1