Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: October 28, 1904
Date Finished: October 28, 1904
Format: Each competitor performed three exercises, all optional. Each exercise was judged by three judges on a 0-5 scale, giving a maximum of 15 points for each exercise. Overall maximum was 45 points.
|Gold:|| Anton Heida
Each competitor performed three optional exercises, which were judged by three judges on a 0-5 scale, giving a maximum of 15 points for each exercise, and an overall maximum of 45 points. Full results are not available and only three scores are known in this event. Anton Heida and Ed Hennig tied for first with 40 points, just ahead of George Eyser, who had 39. Heida was the defending AAU Champion, having won it in 1903. Hennig was primarily a specialist in the now obscure Indian Club Swinging event, winning that title in 1904 and also the AAU title with Indian Clubs in 1933, 1936-37, 1939-40, 1945-47, and 1950-51, winning that last championship when he was 71-years-old. He was also quite good on this apparatus, winning the 1911 AAU title on high bar. Eyser competed despite a wooden leg, having lost the limb as a youth.