Inductee Class of 1991

Dan Dobbek

Dan Dobbek

(Ontonagon)

a major league baseball player.  He played with the former Washington Senators and was a charter member of the Minnesota Twins when the team moved to the Midwest in 1961.

Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson

(Felch/Escanaba)

who coached at Felch and Escanaba High Schools.  His Escanaba baseball teams won 23 straight games and he was a longtime Felch town team player.

Jack Kraemer

Jack Kraemer

(Ironwood)

the "Father of Athletics" at Gogebic Community College, coaching the first athletic teams.  He was the coach of all sports at Ironwood High School during a 27-year career.  His 1943 football team was the undefeated U.P. champion.  In 19 years of coaching track, he never lost a conference track meet, and won seven U.P. titles.  He was a football and basketball official for over 25 years.  He is a member of the State of Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Herman Miethe

Herman Miethe

(Escanaba)

a state high school track champion in the 440-yard dash in 1925.  He led EHS to undefeated football seasons in 1923 and 1924 and later played professionally.

Dick Rahoi

Dick Rahoi

(Iron Mountain)

captain of the 1960 U.S.  Olympic ski jumping team and a team member in 1956.  He was on the U.S.  team in the 1958 FIS championships.

Jack Rowett

Jack Rowett

(Bessemer)

the World Cornish Wrestling Champion from 1901 until his retirement in 1924.  He began wrestling in 1887 and won the title in a 14-hour marathon match.

Paul Sharkey

Paul Sharkey

(Menominee)

a high school and college athlete who was inducted into the Michigan Tech Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Northern Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame in 1990.

Bernard Sliger

Bernard Sliger

(Trout Creek)

the president of Florida State University and strong voice among college presidents in the NCAA.  He served as the NCAA's Division I chairperson.

Linda Uren

Linda Uren

(Iron Mountain)

a nine-time Upper Peninsula Women's Golf Association champion from 1964 to 1986.  Seven titles came in an eight-year span and four were consecutive.

Robert Wills

Robert Wills

(Ishpeming)

an All-American softball player and college football player at Cal-Berkeley.  He was MVP in the 1972 International Softball Congress World Championships.

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