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Art Tyler

Full name: Arthur Walter "Art" Tyler
Gender: Male
Born: July 26, 1915 in Utica, New York, United States
Died: August 23, 2008 in Henderson, Nevada, United States
Affiliations: Adirondack Bobsled Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

For many years, Art Tyler and his partner, Ed Seymour, probably made up the most erudite 2-man bobsled pairing ever. Seymour had a Ph.D. in engineering and Tyler had earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. They both worked in Rochester for Eastman Kodak and together twice won the North American and the National 2-man championships. After his bronze medal performance in the 1956 Olympics, Art Tyler also was a part of the last American team to win a World Championship. This was the Adirondack Bobsled Club which took the 1959 World 4-man title at St. Moritz. Tyler is probably known as the most scientific of all American sledders. He designed many changes in his sleds, testing them in wind tunnels, and putting his physics background to use to arrive at the best combinations of aerodynamic factors. Tyler eventually left Eastman Kodak and founded several electronic firms of his own. He lived for awhile in a Boston suburb but retired to the Philippines.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 6
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 3 Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Edgar Seymour Final Standings
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Edgar Seymour Run 1
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Edgar Seymour Run 2
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Edgar Seymour Run 3
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Edgar Seymour Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1956 Winter 40 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4