• Athlete
High School
  • Bloomington High School
Graduation Year
  • 1950
  • Wrestling
  • 2019

2-time state champion and member of 4 state championship teams … co-captain on the 1949 and ‘50 champs … captured 127-pound title his junior year, winning all 5 matches by falls … went undefeated his senior year, capped off with a title at 133 pounds … 3rd in state as freshman, 4th as sophomore … coached by 2 MCSHOF inductees, Harold Mumby and Clifford “Two-Bit” Myers … inducted into the Indiana Wresting Hall of Fame in 1982 … wrestled one year at Indiana University before joining the Marines and served in the Korean War, fighting in legendry battles such as the “Punchbowl” and Heartbreak Ridge … following military service he became co-owner of Bert’s Produce, which served most of Bloomington’s restaurants … also served 47 years as a minister at the Bridge Church of Christ in Unionville … married 63 years to Barbara Minette … 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren … passed away in February, 2019.