Fred Heckwolf

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick J. "Fred"•Heckwolf
Used nameFred•Heckwolf
Born7 January 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Died21 March 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
AffiliationsMissouri AC, St. Louis (USA)
NOC United States


Fred Heckwolf competed for the Missouri AC. A sprinter, Heckwolf finished fifth in the 1904 Olympic 100 metres. He also competed in eight other known non-Olympic events during the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition, all considered demonstration events. In those, he recorded four second places – in the Olympic Open Handicap 100 yards, the Olympics Irish Sports 100 and 220 yards, and the Western AAU 100 yards. He also had two third place finishes, in the Western AAU 220 yards and the Western Handicap 100 yards. Heckwolf was a St. Louis native.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.6 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Fred Heckwolf
60 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
100 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
100 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
220 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
220 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
60 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2 h1 r1/2
100 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
100 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
220 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2 h1 r1/2


Also recorded as Ferdinand Heckwolf