Athlete. When experts debate all-time great high school basketball shooters, the name of this 1966 graduate from Geneva High School is sure to be included. Having scored an amazing high school total of 1,916 points, his achievements include leading the purple and gold Wildcats to the 1965 state championship in Class B basketball; with their first game in the state tournament that year being one in which Bob Gratopp scored a record 50 points. He was, of course, named all-state in basketball (twice), but he also was all-state in football and he played in the Shrine Bowl football all-star game. His outstanding career at the University of Nebraska prompted his selection to the UNL Basketball Hall of Fame.
Officiated high school and college basketball for years.