|Big accomplishments were expected of Mike his junior year only to have a fractured wrist early in the football season eliminate him from competition. He came back the next year more determined than ever and used strength and quickness to dominate opponents as a guard for the Panther gridders while earning "All-Western Conference" honors.
Mike also excelled on the mat as one of Wenatchee High's first wrestlers to gain statewide recognition. He placed second at the state tournament among 'heavyweights' although he weighed only 195-lbs. at the time. Mike was co-recipient of the "Panther Best" award as a senior.
While at the University of Washington, he started for three seasons at offensive guard on the gridiron. In 1966, Mike was a Husky co-captain and was named one of eight National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes in the country. He was both a Marshall and Rhodes scholarship finalist.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.