Tug of war at the 1904 Summer Olympics

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. Six teams from three nations competing, with a total of 30 athletes involved.

Men's tug of war
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Tug of war pictogram.svg
VenueFrancis Field
DatesAugust 31
September 1
Competitors30 from 3 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Milwaukee Athletic Club
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Southwest Turnverein of St. Louis No. 1
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Southwest Turnverein of St. Louis No. 2
 United States
← 1900
1908 →

ResultsEdit

 
Tug of war competition at the 1904 Games

August 30 was the first day of the tug of war competition. The two quarterfinal matches and the first semifinal match (between the two teams who had had byes in the quarterfinals) were held. The rest of the competition was conducted on 1 September.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Losers were eliminated.

Winner Loser
  Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA)   Boers (RSA)
  Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)   Pan-Hellenic (GRE)
  New York Athletic Club (USA) Bye
  Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA) Bye

SemifinalsEdit

The losers were sent to the repechage, to play each other for the chance to play the loser of the final for second place.

Winner Loser
  Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA)   Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)
  New York Athletic Club (USA)   Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA)

FinalEdit

The winner received the gold medal, while the loser had to play the winner of the repechage in the silver medal match.

Winner Loser
  Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA)   New York Athletic Club (USA)

Silver medal semifinalEdit

The winner of this match played the loser of the final for the silver medal.

Winner Loser
  Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)   Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA)

Silver medal matchEdit

The New York team did not appear for the silver medal match, resulting in the silver medal being awarded to the Saint Louis No. 1 team.

Bronze medal matchEdit

The New York team also did not appear for the bronze medal match, resulting in the bronze medal being awarded to Saint Louis No. 2.

Final standingsEdit

Place Team Nation
1 Milwaukee Athletic Club   United States
2 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1   United States
3 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2   United States
4 New York Athletic Club   United States
5–6 Pan-Hellenic   Greece
Boers   South Africa

Participating nationsEdit

6 teams of 5, for a total of 30 athletes, competed. The host team had four teams, and two other nations each sent one.

RostersEdit

Milwaukee Athletic Club

Patrick Flanagan
Sidney Johnson
Oscar Olson
Conrad Magnusson
Henry Seiling

Southwest Turnverein of St. Louis No. 1

Max Braun
August Rodenberg
Charles Rose
William Seiling
Orrin Upshaw

Southwest Turnverein of St. Louis No. 2

Oscar Friede
Charles Haberkorn
Harry Jacobs
Frank Kugler
Charles Thias

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States1113
Totals (1 nations)1113

ReferencesEdit

  • Lucas, Charles J. P. (1905). The Olympic Games, 1904 (PDF). Saint Louis, Missouri: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co.
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 27 December 2006.