Chester Bowman
Personal information
Born(1901-11-22)November 22, 1901
West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
DiedMay 31, 1936(1936-05-31) (aged 34)
West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
SportTrack and field
College teamSyracuse

Chester Bowman (November 22, 1901 – May 31, 1936) was an American sprinter who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Bowman competed in football and track and field for the Syracuse Orange.[3] He was a fast running back, and his coach was rumored to have made the football field wider to give him an advantage.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Chester Bowman". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Chester Bowman". Olympedia. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Syracuse University Football Letterwinners". Retrieved July 4, 2024.