Inductee Profile

Lloyd Olund

2019

Lloyd graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1959 having lettered in four sports. In football he was a 3-year starter at guard on both sides of the line. During those three years the Warriors were Ho’N Champs in 1956 and 1957; in 1957 going 6 and 0. From his sophomore season in 1956 through his senior season, Rice lake was 14-4-1 in the Ho’N and 15-7-2 all. In his senior year, Lloyd was voted co-captain and was named to the All Northwest Team for the second year in a row, and 2nd Team All State. During Lloyd’s junior year in 1957 RLHS fielded their first ever wrestling team. Lloyd wrestled in the 165# class and was elected captain both his junior and senior years. He won regional and sectional championships and qualified for the State tournament in Madison both years. He and Dave Bartels were RLHS’s first State qualifiers in wrestling. In baseball, Lloyd was a two-year starter at first base for the Warriors, and played four years of American Legion baseball including coaching the Legion team after he had just graduated to the District Finals when the State of Wisconsin was all under one class. Going out for track his senior year, Lloyd lettered while competing in the discus and the 440 for the Ho’N champions. In addition to his athletic ability, Lloyd was strong in leadership, being President of his class for two years and the Student Council. Following high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin in hopes of wrestling for the Badgers. Lloyd did letter one year for the Badgers but then was called home by his family to manage the family farm. He eventually returned to UW-Madison and received his Masters degree in business. He then worked for General Growth Development of Des Moines, Iowa, where he planned and developed large shopping malls nationwide. Two of his favorite malls that he developed were in Eau Claire and Appleton, Wisconsin. Following retirement, Lloyd currently resides on the family farm in the Sarona area.

Lloyd Olund