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Harry “Buddy” Melges Jr.

 
 
Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr. Marker
Inscription. Born January 26, 1930 in Elkhorn, WI, Harry "Buddy" Melges, Jr. is recognized as one of the most successful competitive sailors in history with dozens of National and International Championships in many different classes. Melges won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1972 and Bronze in 1964. He was a two-time Star World Champion (1978, 1979), a three-time 5.5 meter World Champion (1967, 1973, 1983), a five-time E-Scow National Champion (1965, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1983), a seven-time Skeeter Ice Boat World Champion (1955, 1957, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1981) and a three-time Yachtsman of the Year. To cap off his competitive career, he helped steer America to a successful defense of the Americas Cup in 1992. Inducted 2007
 
Erected 2007 by Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by the Friends of Family of Buddy Melges.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016.
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