The Hall of Famers that are being inducted into the Athletes category include: Lee Petersen, wrestler at North Dakota State University
from 1972 to 1975; Mike Langlais, wrestler at North Dakota State University
from1980 to 1984; Jack Eustice, wrestler at Minnesota State University-Mankato from 1973 to 1977; Bob Soulek, wrestler at Minnesota State University-Mankato from 1964 to 1967; Jim Gale
, wrestler at Minnesota State University-Mankato from 1990 to 1994; Chad Lamer, wrestler at South Dakota State University
from 1992 to 1996; and Booker Benford, wrestler at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville from 1981 to 1985.
In 1967 Bob's brother Jim
earned NCAA College
Division All-American honors when he
placed fourth at the national tournaments.Both Bob and Jim
are members of the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame
as a member of the 1966-67 wrestling team which finished second in the NCAA College Division National Tournament.
...Jim Gale - 2004 Division II Hall of Fame Inductee
came to Mankato State in 1989 after completing a successful wrestling career at Totino Grace High School
.While competing at MSU
was a four-time NCAA Division II All-American placing 4th as a freshman, 8th as a sophomore, National Champion as a junior and 2nd as a senior.Jim was a member of the MSU squad that claimed runners-up honors in 1994.He
was also the North Central Conference champion in 1993.Gale
finished with a career record of 120-21-8, which ranks second on MSU's all-time wins list.After his graduation from MSU-Mankato in 1993 Jim moved to Maui, Hawaii and became a partner in one of the islands most popular restaurants, the Hapa's Brew Haus.
In 1998 Jim
spent a year traveling in many third world countries including Kenya, Thailand, Pakistan and the out backs of Australia.Following this adventure he returned to Minnesota and founded the Mortgage Investment Consultants with his office in the basement of his parent's home.
company is one of the biggest brokers for mortgages in the state of Minnesota with over 500 loan officers and numerous branches expanding nation wide.In 1999 Jim
founded and set up the Gale/Invent Educational Foundation
ultimate dream and goal is to change the face of the educational system by creating a foundational class of emotional intelligence.