Brian Bergemann, class of 1962, is one of the great pole vaulters in state history. This is a difficult write-up. Since Brian was so over-the-top dominant, there simply isn't all that much that can be added to the record. As a sophomore in 1960, Brian was an understudy to senior Bob Pepper, one of the … Continue reading Brian Bergemann: A Reliable Boy
Howie Zien, class of 1967, was one of the great Bay athletes, a true Mount Rushmore type. He won an astounding 10 letters -- three football, three basketball and four track and field. His senior year was as good as it gets: team captain on Suburban Conference champion football, basketball and track teams. Howie’s well-deserved … Continue reading Howie Zien: The 10 Letter Man
John Seefeld is the younger of the Bays great throwing Seefelds. Phil Seefeld won the State Discus title in 1961 and then John won it in 1964. Here are John's results in Suburban, Sectional and State meets in 1963 and 1964, with distance if known: Discus 1963 Suburban Relays: 1st 151-0 1963 Sectional: 1st 160-4 … Continue reading John Seefeld: Hurling The Platter
Bob McCahill, class of 1938, was one of the great Bay athletes of the early years. Bob was at minimum a nine-time letterman, earning three each in football, basketball and track. He was All-Suburban in football as a senior and in the fourth Glory Cup game scored the winning PAT on a line plunge, 7-6 … Continue reading Bob McCahill: Heaving The Iron Pellet
Here is the fact sheet on the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association website for Tom Dakin's well-deserved and long overdue Hall of Fame induction in 2013. I'm very thankful to the person who put forth the time and effort related to Tom's nomination. But things have a way of getting mucked up over time. Let's go … Continue reading Just The Facts, Part II
Bob Nicolet, class of 1955, is one of the giants of Whitefish Bay athletics. Simply one of the best ever Bay athletes. He amassed an amazing 14 letters in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis. He's one of two Bay guys in the Suburban era that I'm aware of that were named 1st Team All-Suburban … Continue reading Bob Nicolet: Nic Is Tops In The State
Buzz Humke moved into the Bay in the early 1950's for his junior year. Anybody that had his father Bob for Freshmen Algebra over the next couple of decades knows all about the necessity of having a proper license. (Mr. Humke passed away in 2007 at age 98.) Buzz was an outstanding pole vaulter, winning … Continue reading Buzz Humke — Where Is Your License To Do That?