On Sunday, October 19, 2014, Sandy and I gathered with a number of friends and classmates on Main Street of Wayzata to help celebrate the dedication of a pictorial Memorial commemorating the 1959 Wayzata High School State Basketball Championship. The Memorial is installed across the street from the old Community Drug Store (now Caribou Coffee).
Team members in attendance and the coaches, Jack Thurnblad and Norm Schroder, were recognized and honored by numerous speakers. The combination of highly skilled athletes and coaches resulted in the State Championship 55 years ago, a feat not duplicated in basketball at Wayzata since.
Next time you are in Wayzata, check out the Memorial and the Bench next to it dedicated in Jack Thurnblad’s honor.