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Tom Butler

Full name: Charles Thomas "Tom" Butler
Gender: Male
Born: June 11, 1932 in Saranac Lake, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tom Butler slid for the Adirondack Bobsled Club. Although he won a bronze medal in 1956, his first big championship did not come until 1958 when he slid on the AAU 4-man champions. In 1959 he became one of the few Americans to ride on a non-Olympic world champion sled, when he, Art Tyler, Gary Sheffield and Parker Voorix captured the 4-man championship at St. Moritz. From 1957-59, Butler was brakeman for Tyler in winning four medals at the World Championships, with two bronzes and one silver. Butler was a 1955 graduate of Brown where he also played the line on the football team. There he formed the first ever intercollegiate bobsled club with he and his buddies making weekend trips to Mt. Van Hoevenburg in an old Model A.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 3 Bronze

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4
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