Minneapolis Retired Teachers
American Legion/Eagles Club
2507 E 25th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Patrick “Packy” Mader is delighted to present to fellow retired teachers (Packy is a retired elementary teacher from the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Public School District) and share the research, interviews, and writing he has completed on Minnesota Olympians. Several Olympians have connections with education: Phil Rogosheske of St. Cloud was a health and physical education instructor and competed in kayaking at the Olympics; wrestler Gary Neist of Albert Lea taught in both K-12 systems and higher education at Minnesota State University, Mankato; distance runner Van Nelson taught at Edina schools for nearly 40 years; and alternate Don Timm taught history at Coon Rapids High School.
Many Minneapolis Olympians will also be highlighted including pairs figure skater Janet Gerhauser of Washburn; speedskater Gene Sandvig from Roosevelt; wrestler Alan Rice of University; and Paralympian Jim Mastro from Edison.
Come learn how these remarkable athletes now give back to their school, community, and sport!
1972 Olympic wrestler Gary Neist 1968 Olympian Van Nelson 1952 pairs figure skater Janet Gerhauser 1956 Olympian Alan Rice