Rudy Monson scored 23 points in Denfeld’s 46-44 win to capture
the 1947 Minnesota State Basketball Championship. He was selected
All-State in basketball, football and track.
Rudy was All-Conference at the University of Minnesota-Duluth for
three consecutive years in basketball. He has been elected to two
other halls of fame; UMD and the Minnesota Centennial Sports Hall
of Fame as one of the best athletes in the state’s first 100
Rudy was past president of the school of engineering
and land surveyors and named most of the streets in the western
Piedmont community. He also spent 35 years as member of the National
Ski Patrol, is a private pilot and received a citation from the
Secretary of Navy.
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Over thirty years ago, Dick Gastler's habit of wearing a ratty old leisure suit to class caught fire in more ways than one.
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