Brock Guettler ’92 Inducted 2012
An explosive, athletic player who moved across the hardwood with reckless abandon, Brock Guettler was the spark plug for the Golden Gustie men's basketball team as it propelled itself onto the national stage in the early 1990s. A three-year starter who played in all 112 games of his college career, Guettler scored a total of 1,378 points, ranking him seventh on Gustavus's all-time scoring list upon graduation. During his tenure in the Gustavus lineup, the Gusties became co-champions of the MIAC in 1991 and 1992, and also made trips to the NCAA tournament in 1989 and 1992 after winning the MIAC playoff championship those seasons. The Gusties made it as far as the "Sweet Sixteen" in 1992, falling to eventual NCAA Champion Calvin College by one point (69-68) in front of a sellout crowd at Gus Young Court.
With tremendous confidence and an intensity unmatched, Guettler went on to become a two-time all-conference performer (1991, 1992), and was voted the team's Most Valuable Player following a junior season in which he scored 438 points and shot 49.1 percent from the field. Although he electrified crowds with his high-flying dunks, the Chaska native was just as lethal from long range, finishing his career ranked second all-time in three-point field goals with 129. During Guettler's outstanding career, the Gusties compiled a record of 69-40 overall and 55-25 in the MIAC.
After graduating in 1992 with a degree in financial economics, Guettler worked three years as a financial planner with North Star Resource Group. In 1996, he started a career in the medical device business with Healthpoint Medical. While at Healthpoint, he worked for seven years selling wound care products to general and vascular surgeons throughout the upper Midwest. Guettler moved into operating room/medical device sales in 2003 upon taking a position with Synthes Spine. He currently sells spinal implants to orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Brock lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Mikinzie, daughter Marie, and stepchildren Miles and Nina.