Tug of war at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Men's tug of war
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Tug of war pictogram.svg
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 31
September 1
Competitors 30 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1900 1908»

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. The four American teams took the top four places.

Results[edit]

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.

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Semifinals[edit]

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)

Final[edit]

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 semifinal[edit]

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 match[edit]

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 match[edit]

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 standings[edit]

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 nations[edit]

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

Rosters[edit]

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 table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 1 1 1 3

References[edit]