Captain Arthur Dale Rothrock (January 7, 1886 – November 28, 1938) was an American sport shooter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1]

Arthur Rothrock
Personal information
Born(1886-01-07)January 7, 1886
New Stark, Ohio, United States
DiedNovember 28, 1938(1938-11-28) (aged 52)
Ada, Ohio, United States
SportSports shooting
Medal record
Men's shooting
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team small-bore rifle
Silver medal – second place 1920 Antwerp Small-bore rifle

In 1920 he won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the American team in the team small-bore rifle competition and a silver medal in the individual small-bore rifle. He also participated in the 300 metre military rifle, standing event but his place is unknown.

Additionally, he participated in a number of marksmen competitions both in the United States[2] and abroad.[3]

Personal life edit

Rothrock was born in New Stark, Ohio to George and Anna May (Bowers) Rothrock. At a young age, his family moved to Ada, Ohio. Rothrock graduated from Ada High School in 1901[4] before attending Ohio Northern University.[5]

Rothrock died in Ada, Ohio, two days before he was set to retire from the US Army. He was buried at the Rock Island National Cemetery.

References edit

  1. ^ "Arthur Rothrock". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dale Rothrock Wins the Lillie". The University Herald. August 20, 1909. p. 2. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  3. ^ "Dale Rothrock Here Following Victorious International Shoot". The Ada Herald. September 30, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  4. ^ "Our Public Schools". The Ada Record. May 22, 1901. p. 2. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  5. ^ "Captain Rothrock Rites Wednesday". The Ada Herald. December 2, 1938. p. 1. Retrieved April 28, 2023.

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