Rudolph Scholz

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Rudolph Scholz
Rudy Scholz.jpg
Date of birth (1896-06-17)June 17, 1896
Place of birth Kewanee, Illinois
Date of death December 9, 1981(1981-12-09) (aged 85)
Place of death Santa Clara County, California
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half, Flyhalf
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
  Olympic Club RFC[1]
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1920-1924  United States 4 (0)
Rudolph Scholz
Medal record
Men's rugby union
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Team competition

Rudolph John Scholz (June 17, 1896 – December 9, 1981) was an American rugby union player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics and 1924 Summer Olympics.

Scholz was born in Kewanee, Illinois to Rudolph John Scholz and Catherine Scholz (née Bayer).[2] He was a member of the American rugby union team, which won the gold medal at the both Olympics.


  1. ^ "History". Olympic Club. 29 May 1985. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ The Rugby History Society, Randolph "Rudy" John Scholz

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