||Versatility was one of Jack's athletic strengths while starring on the basketball court, gridiron and diamond. Although he would go on to a stellar college career as a football player, he was most highly regarded locally as a clutch performer in basketball. Jack used exceptional competitive instincts, quickness and strength to lead the Panthers as a superb forward for three years. He was named to the "All-County" team twice in those days when WHS wasn't a member of a league. While Jack played hoops, the Panthers won 80% of their games, including the 1928 team that finished 7th to become Wenatchee High's first to place at the state basketball tournament.
Also a force on the gridiron, he was an outstanding two-year starting fullback, as well as on defense. Jack captained the 1927 team that compiled a 5-1-2 record and was known as a powerful ball carrier, dominating blocker and sure tackler. He was also a two-year starter and captain in baseball before the program was disbanded his senior year, and earned eight letters.
At the University of Washington, Jack became a two-way starter at halfback and defensively for the Husky football team as a sophomore, and continued in the lineup to become a three-year letterman.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.