A 1964 graduate of RLHS, Bob was a three sport letter-winner in baseball, basketball and cross country. In baseball Bob assisted the Warriors to four conference championships, 4 sectional finals and two state tournaments. He lettered all four years in baseball. Bob played American Legion baseball for five years and was under the watch of the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Braves and Minnesota Twins. Following high school, he played amateur baseball for the Rice Lake Robins, Cubs and Squires for several years, helping the Squires to the WBA Championship in 1972. In basketball, Bob played at the varsity level for three seasons for the Warriors. He was a 6 foot power forward and led them to the sectional semi-finals in 1964 compiling a 16 and 6 season record, including a 5 and 1 tournament record. As a senior, he was all-conference, scored 338 points for a career total of 536 and hauled down 187 rebounds and a career total of 334. Bob was an accomplished slow pitch softball player for Rice Lake for 14 years that included the 1977 State Championship in which he was chosen all-state for his 17 for 19, 894 batting average performance. He played on three national tournament teams and had a top finish of 11th in the nation. In 1972 he co-founded slow-pitch in Rice Lake as a recreational sport. In addition, he officiated WIAA Volleyball for 18 years which included 2 state tournaments.