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Frank Tyler

Full name: Francis William "Frank" Tyler
Gender: Male
Born: December 11, 1904 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: April 11, 1956 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid Sno-Birds, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A member of the Sno Birds of Lake Placid, Frank Tyler’s only national championship came on a 4-man sled at the 1941 AAUs. On that team was Bill D’Amico, and seven years later, Tyler and D'Amico were accompanied by Pat Martin and Ed Rimkus as they won the 4-man gold medal. Tyler worked in Lake Placid until the 40s as a policeman and then became an insurance adjuster. In 1952 he lost his amateur status because he had sponsored an advertised product so instead he went to the 1952 Olympics as the bobsled coach. In 1956 at Cortina, he was the U.S. bobsled team manager but was ill during most of the Games with a terrible flu and less than two months after the Olympics, he was dead of a heart attack.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 31 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 6
1948 Winter 43 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1936 Winter 31 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1936 Winter 31 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1936 Winter 31 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1936 Winter 31 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1936 Winter 31 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
1948 Winter 43 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1948 Winter 43 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1948 Winter 43 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1948 Winter 43 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1948 Winter 43 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4