Induction Year: 2009
Gerry Brusletten was a champion wrestler and team leader throughout his athletic career at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
As a Yellowjacket, Mr. Brusletten compiled a 95-15-2 record that included 35 pins - the second highest in team history. He was conference champion in the 126-pound weight class from 1972 to 1975 - the most titles in team history - and he twice placed second in national NAIA competition.
Mr. Brusletten's skill and dedication were evident throughout his career. As a freshman, he was named the team's Rookie of the Year. In 1973 he received the team's Most Inspirational Wrestler Award. That year he also earned the Most Pins Trophy at the Cowboy Open Tournament in Wyoming and the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Golden Northern Tournament.
In 1974 and again the following year, Mr. Brusletten was named team co-captain. Both years he also earned the university's Most Valuable Wrestler Award and the Outstanding UW-Superior Athlete of the Year Award.