Wesley Oler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameWesley Marion•Oler, Jr.
Used nameWesley•Oler
Born15 December 1891 in Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Died5 April 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
NOC United States


Jumping for Yale, Wesley Oler won the AAU high jump indoors in 1915 and outdoors in 1916. He was IC4A champion in the high jump in 1914-15. While a student at Yale he was initiated into the Skull and Bones Society in 1916. He later competed for the NYAC. At the 1912 Olympics, he also competed in the baseball demonstration event. Oler played catcher, but was loaned to the Swedish team as they lacked experienced players, and he batted lead-off for the Swedes. Oler joined General Motors in 1939 and eventually became their director of public relations, retiring from the company in 1956.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.97 (6-5½) (1916).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Wesley Oler
High Jump, Men (Olympic) NP r1/2
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) USA Wesley Oler
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Mixed team 2
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) US East "Olympics" 1