David Nerothin ’70 Inducted 1994
Football and Wrestling
A two-sport standout for the Gusties, Dave Nerothin was a four-year letter winner on the wrestling team and a three-year letter winner on the football team. Nerothin dominated the 145 and 152 pound weight classes both in the MIAC and nationally during his collegiate wrestling career. He was a three-time MIAC Champion (once at 145 Ibs. and twice at 152 Ibs.) earning the MIAC's Most Outstanding Wrestler Award in 1969. In 1968, Dave placed second at the NCAA College Division Wrestling Championships and earned All-America honors. He compiled an impressive match record of 83-17 in his career.
Off the mat, Nerothin was wrestling wide receivers and running backs to the ground on the football field. A three-year starter at defensive back, he played on the 1967 and 1968 MIAC Championship teams, earning all-conference honors in 1968.
After graduating with a degree in biology in 1970, Nerothin immediately entered the University of Minnesota Dental School where he received his D.D.S. in 1974. After several years of practicing dentistry, he began an anesthesiology residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1979 and completed his residency in 1981 and finished his fellowship in 1983. He then entered Creighton University School of Medicine in 1987 where he earned his M.D. in 1991. From there, Nerothin practiced anesthesiology and pain management at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dave and his wife Linda have a daughter, Anne-Marie.