14-time national speed skating champ
Born 1920 in Leonard, ND
Modern champion of America's silver blades, with more than 1,000 medals and trophies for speed skating.
Brought 14 national speed skating championships to Minnesota, 1945-1960.
Won North American outdoor speed skating title three times and indoor title once.
Nine times 10,000 Lakes Champion.
Won four gold medals, finishing 1st in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1500 meter races in the 1974 senior Olympics at Lake Placid.
Won silver medal in the 500-meter sprint in the 1948 Winter Olympics.