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.