William Seiling

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Bernard•Seiling
Used nameWilliam•Seiling
Born28 May 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Died5 January 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
AffiliationsSouthwest Turnverein, St. Louis (USA)
NOC United States


William Seiling was a member of the #1 team from the St. Louis Southwest Tumverein that won the silver medals in the 1904 tug-of-war event. He was well known as a local strongman and from 1895 to 1905 he was undefeated in local beer barrell lifting contests. He later opened a successful furniture store in St. Louis. Henry Seiling competed for the Milwaukee AC in the 1904 tug-of-war, but there does not appear to be any relationship.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War USA William Seiling
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) St. Louis Southwest Turnverein #1 2 Silver