Pete is the only prep player from Rice Lake to be selected to the Wisconsin All-State Basketball First Team by the Associated Press, the United Press International and coaches polls. Those awards came in 1961 as Pete, a 6’ 1” guard, led the Rice Lake Warriors to a number 4 ranking in Wisconsin and a school record 24 game winning streak before being defeated by the Milwaukee Lincoln Comets 77 to 75 for the 1961 Wisconsin State High School Basketball Championship in Madison. Pete was also an excellent shortstop in baseball (4 year letterman) leading the Warriors to the school’s first trip to the State Tournaments in the spring of 1961. In May of 1961, Pete accepted an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. While at the academy he was a two-year starter for the basketball team. Following a career in the Air Force, working with the United States Air Force Intelligence Agency, achieving the rank of Colonel, Pete is retired and working in the security field as a second career and living in San Antonio, Texas.