Frederick Adolph Roethlisberger MP

River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States

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Location: River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation: American Hall of Fame gymnast and coach
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About Frederick Adolph Roethlisberger

Fred Roethlisberger is a legendary American collegiate gymnastics coach who also competed for and coached the U.S. National team.

Starting at an early age, he was an active participant with the Milwaukee Turners club team through high school. Following his prep days, he went on to star at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he became the first individual to receive the school's Athlete of the Year Award while participating in a sport other than football or basketball. He earned his Bachelor's degree in 1966 and his Master's in 1970.

Internationally, Roethlisberger was the second-highest scorer for the U.S. team in Mexico City at the 1968 Olympic Games. He captained the 1967 Pan Am team, winning gold medals in the all-around, high bar, and parallel bars at the competition in Winnipeg.

Roethlisberger is very active on the national level. He was president of the Elite Coaches Association. He served on the USA Gymnastics Men's Program Committee for nine years (three as chairman) and the U.S. Gymnastics board of directors for five years.

With his first wife, Roethlisberger had two children -- both Olympic gymnasts -- Marie and John. With his second wife, he has a son, Gus, who is a nationally-competitive tumbler.

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Fred Roethlisberger's Timeline

1943
February 28, 1943
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1966
May 12, 1966
Age 23
1970
June 21, 1970
Age 27
Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
1974
August 13, 1974
Age 31
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
1982
July 2, 1982
Age 39
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
1986
September 11, 1986
Age 43
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
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