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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Walsh

 
 
John Walsh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. John Walsh Marker
Inscription. Born August 23, 1912 (Minneapolis, MN), died November 1, 2001 (Madison, WI). John Walsh was one of the country's outstanding amateur boxers, winning the Northwest Golden Gloves Championship in 1932 and 1933. His overall record was 90-3. Named the University of Wisconsin boxing coach in 1934, he coached the UW boxing team to a 116-22-1 (.838) dual record in 23 seasons. Nine of his teams were undefeated in dual competition and eight won National Collegiate Championships. During his tenure, 29 different Badgers won 35 NCAA titles, thus earning him the nickname "Producer of Champions." He was credited with elevating the boxing program from intramural status into a dominant intercollegiate program that rivaled football and basketball on campus. Walsh also served as co-coach of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Boxing Squad. He was part of the inaugural class of the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame and is a member of the Madison Sports Hall of Fame and the St. Thomas Hall of Fame. Walsh retired in 1958 to devote full-time to his legal career. He was a widely respected attorney and community leader. Inducted - 2005
 
Erected 2005 by Presented to the Hall of Fame by Foley & Lardner, LLP.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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