Robert Wahman ’57 Inducted 1991

Hockey

Robert   Wahman

Bob "Tiger" Wahman was truly one of the big names in Gustavus hockey during the 1950s. After an outstanding high school career at South St. Paul, Wahman brought his finesse and playmaking skills to a Gustavus team that finished winless in the MIAC before his arrival. Over the next four years. Wahman led the Gusties to four straight upper division finishes in conference play including a second place finish in 1955. Against Augsburg College in 1956, Wahman scored seven times. tying a single- game record that still stands.
After graduating with a chemistry degree, Wahman completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Since 19651 he and his family have lived in Duluth, where his medical practice is affiliated with the internal medicine department of the Duluth Clinic. Six years ago, Wahman laced up the skates again to participate in a senior hockey league. But his "comeback" derailed when a fall on the ice fractured his hip. Now recovered, he keeps active by running and playing tennis.
Bob and his wife, Sharon have raised four children: Karen, Jarrow, Andrea Zimmerman (x85), and Sally (89). Sally and her husband, Tim Carter, were Gustie classmates.