Inductee Profile

Larry Sharp

2010

Larry graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1966. He was an outstanding wrestler at Rice Lake High School where he won Heart of the North and regional championships. At UW-Barron County, he won a state wrestling championship in 1972 and was a varsity letter-winner at UW-Stevens Point where he graduated in 1975. Larry has received World, National, State and Local recognition as an outstanding curler in that he, as skip, has won four senior curling team national championships since 2004, a state championship in 2009, and a silver medal at the World’s Senior Curling Championship in Gavle’ Sweden. He chaired and played in the Senior World Qualifier event in Rice Lake in 2009, and his team won the Wisconsin State Senior Championship in January of 2010. He has been a member of the Rice Lake Curling Club since 1976. He has also been the RLCC’s ice keeper and chairman of the ice committees since 1981 and is currently 1 of 4 USCA National Ice Keeper Level II technicians. In 1983 he personally installed the first artificial ice system for the RLCC and in 1988 as chairperson he spearheaded the new state of the art curling facility in Rice Lake that is still rated the best ice in the United States. From 1999-2000 he was president of the WI State Curling Association. In 2001, he brought the USCA Mixed National Championships to Rice Lake and chaired the event and also received an award from the USOC for working with the Olympic curling teams on RLCC ice. In 2002 he was nominated for the USCA National Ice Keeper position and from 2007-09 he was the president of the RLCC. In 1975 Larry coached the girls volleyball team for Marshfield High School. In 1982 he was president of the Rice Lake Adult Softball Association. In 1996 as president of the Rice Lake Booster Club, he began the first tailgate parties. He served for 14 years and started Petunias Unlimited in Rice Lake. He co-founded and chaired Walleyes for Tomorrow in Rice Lake for six years. He received the Distinguished Service Award for 25 years from the Indianhead Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and was the recipient of the Rice Lake Community Service Award in 2001. He has also been a member of the Rice Lake VFW Military Honor Guard for eight years. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served in the USAF, 1967-71 and currently resides in Rice Lake.

Larry Sharp