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Art Tyler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameArthur Walter "Art"•Tyler
Used nameArt•Tyler
Born26 July 1915 in Utica, New York (USA)
Died23 August 2008 in Henderson, Nevada (USA)
AffiliationsAdirondack Bobsled Club
NOC(s) United States

Biography

For many years, Art Tyler and his partner, Ed Seymour, probably made up the most erudite 2-man bobsled pairing ever. Seymour had a Ph.D. in engineering and Tyler had earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. They both worked in Rochester for Eastman Kodak and together twice won the North American and the National 2-man championships. After his bronze medal performance in the 1956 Olympics, Art Tyler also was a part of the last American team to win a World Championship. This was the Adirondack Bobsled Club which took the 1959 World 4-man title at St. Moritz. Tyler is probably known as the most scientific of all American sledders. He designed many changes in his sleds, testing them in wind tunnels, and putting his physics background to use to arrive at the best combinations of aerodynamic factors. Tyler eventually left Eastman Kodak and founded several electronic firms of his own. He lived for awhile in a Boston suburb but retired to the Philippines.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1956 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Two, Men Olympic Edgar Seymour 6 USA Art Tyler
  Four, Men Olympic United States 1 3 Bronze

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