Eddie Schroeder

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Julius "Eddie"•Schroeder
Used nameEddie•Schroeder
Born20 January 1911 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died1 December 2005 in Tucson, Arizona (USA)
AffiliationsNorthwest Chicago Speedskating Club, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Eddie Schroeder attended Tilden Tech in Chicago and made three US Olympic speed skating teams, competing in 1932 and 1936, and making the 1940 team. Schroeder was North American All-around Champion in 1934. He was one of the first Americans to win medals at the World Championships, taking a distance gold in the 10K in 1933, silvers in the 1932 and 1936 5K, and an all-around bronze in 1936, adding another distance bronze in the 1933 5,000 m. He later served as a coach for the 1960 US Olympic speed skating team. Schroeder is a member of the US Speedskating Hall of Fame. He stayed involved in the Olympic Movement by carrying the Olympic Torch prior to both the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.4 (1936); 1500 – 2:21.0 (1933); 5000 – 8:29.8 (1933); 10000 – 17:27.9 (1933).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Eddie Schroeder
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
1936 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Eddie Schroeder
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) =12
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 15
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8

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