Induction Year: 2009
Tommy Thompson was a champion Yellowjacket wrestler who played a prominent role on teams that were among the best in UW-Superior history.
Mr. Thompson competed in the 123-pound and 130-pound weight classes from 1963 to 1967. He compiled a record of 74-14-4 in meets that frequently pitted the Yellowjackets against teams from NCAA Division I schools.
During his career, Mr. Thompson earned virtually every honor available. He was conference champion two years and runner-up another two years, and state champion twice and runner-up once.
Competing at the national level, Mr. Thompson placed fourth in the 1965-'66 NAIA National Wrestling Tournament and sixth in the 1966-'67 tournament. Both years he was named All-American.
Mr. Thompson's skills were recognized at the state and national levels. He earned the Yellowjackets' Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for the 1964-'65 and 1965-'66 seasons. He was named to the All-State wrestling team in 1964-'65 and was runner-up for the Outstanding Wrestler Award for the NAIA District 14 Championships. The following season he was named to the All-NAIA All-District Wrestling Team.