A graduate member of the Tomahawk High School Class of 1965, participating in basketball, track and baseball.
Gary received three varsity letters in basketball and was All Conference his junior and senior year while also being the leading scorer. Gary earned three varsity letters in track and was the leading "point getter" during his junior and senior year. He broke the school record in the high jump, long jump, 180 yard high hurdles and the 220 yard low hurdles. Gary was a conference champion in the long jump and low hurdles his junior and senior years. He earned four varsity letters in baseball and was the leading hitter as a sophomore and junior. He was named the Most Valuable Player during his senior year. Gary was also the valedictorian of his graduating class with a 4.00 GPA, which shows that striving for excellence was not limited to his athletic pursuits.
After high school, Gary attended the UW-Superior where he was a four year letter winner in baseball and a member of the team that won the conference championship. At Superior he was voted Most Valuable Player in baseball and was named Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year. He was also named Athlete of the Year for all sports.
The above information shows only part of the impact Gary had on Tomahawk athletics during his years of participation. Bill Fischer was one of Gary's former coaches and described him as a great athlete, and "one of the finest young men I've ever coached." That statement from someone like Bill Fischer says a lot about Gary as an athlete as well as a person. Currently, Gary is treasurer of Superior Water Light and Power Company in Superior Wisconsin.