Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame


Bud Thrapp
CLASS of 1942 Football, Baseball, Basketball and Track ATHLETE
Bud was cut from the mold of prototype gridiron scatbacks. According to The Wenatchee Daily World, the 5'8" running back had the "hipper-dipper sidesteps and shiftiness that differentiates a speedy runner from a ball carrier." During his senior season in 1941, Bud packed the pigskin for 1,185 yards, despite missing a game due to injury, averaging 148 yards per contest. He also had a 94 yard run from scrimmage against Yakima High.

On the basketball court, Bud used outstanding quickness as a guard on two state tournament squads. He also roamed centerfield and contributed a strong bat to baseball teams that lost only twice during his sophomore and junior years.

When baseball was discontinued in 1942 due to the war, Bud switched to track and won the district 220 yard dash title to qualify for the state meet.

During college years, he starred as a running back at Eastern Washington State College and earned "honorable mention Little All-American" honors.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.