Athletic Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Adolphus College Hall of Fame was established in 1978 at which time 19 "Charter Members" were inducted either as coaches or as athletes. As of the fall of 2022, 348 individuals (321 athletes, 16 coaches and 11 benefactors) have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

The former Hall of Fame room on the second floor of the Lund Center was originally partially endowed by the families of both Dwight Holcombe's (the only father/son combination holding membership in the Hall). The hardwood plaque upon which the individual plates are permanently displayed, now in the Hall of Champions, was donated by the family of former football coach and Hall of Fame member Jocko Nelson, who passed away in 1978.

Robert Wahman


Inducted: 1991

Bob "Tiger" Wahman was truly one of the big names in Gustavus hockey during the 1950s. After an outstanding high school career at St. Paul Johnson, 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.