Inductee Profile

Jack Breunig

2011

Jack graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1948 where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He lettered three years in both football and basketball and two years in track. In football he played on both sides of the line as quarterback and defensive back, and led the Warriors to three consecutive Ho’N Championships in 1945, 46 and 47. In three years, and as Team Captain in 1947, the Warriors were 13 and 1 in the Ho’N and 16-3-1 all. In basketball as a three year starter at forward and center, Jack again led the Warriors to three consecutive Ho’N Championships and two regional championships. As a team, the Warriors were 30 and 4 in the Ho’N from 1945-46 through 1948, and 46 and 12 all, with their best season in 1946-47 at 17 and 3. As the team captain his senior year, Jack finished third in conference scoring and was selected as All-Conference. In Track and Field he was a middle distance and hurdles runner and high jumped. In the fall of 1948 Jack played football for the Wisconsin Badgers and then attended Notre Dame University and the Siebil Institute of Technology in Chicago to become a Brewmaster. Jack returned to Rice Lake as President of the Rice Lake Brewing Company (Breunig’s Lager) and was a big promoter and supporter of local and area sports. He moved to California in 1976 and was employed by Anheuser-Busch. Jack died in 1991 at age 61 at his home in Fairfield, California.

Jack Breunig