Thad Shideler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThaddeus Rutter "Thad"•Shideler
Used nameThad•Shideler
Born17 October 1883 in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
Died22 June 1966 in Collbran, Colorado (USA)
AffiliationsIndiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA) / Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Thad Shideler of Indiana University and the Chicago AA placed second to the 1904 AAU champion, Frank Castleman of Colgate, in the heats of the 110m hurdles at the 1904 Olympics. In the final, Shideler beat Castleman but lost to the 1903 AAU champion, Fred Schule of the Michigan Wolverines.

Personal Best: 120yH – 15.0 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Thad Shideler
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
120 yards Hurdles, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3