Edward Etzel

Edward Fredrick "Ed" Etzel, Jr. (born September 6, 1952) is a sport shooter and Olympic champion for the United States. He won a gold medal in the 50 metre rifle prone event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[1]

Edward Fredrick Etzel
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Etzel in 1984
Personal information
Full nameEdward Fredrick Etzel, Jr.
BornSeptember 6, 1952 (1952-09-06) (age 69)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Etzel was born in Morgantown, West Virginia . He competed for the U.S. Army team. As of 2016, he is professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at West Virginia University.[2]

Etzel has been inducted into the USA Shooting Hall of fame.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ed Etzel". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Olympian struggle: How do Olympic athletes pay the electric bill?". salon.com. August 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame - Ed Etzel". usashooting.org. Retrieved September 3, 2021.

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