Perrone, Jack 1984 Graduate - Athlete

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    Jack was a three-year varsity wrestler at GFC compiling an impressive record of 71-24-1. He won the state championship in 1983 at 145 pounds and repeated as state champion his senior year at 155 pounds.  Jack is one of only two GFC wrestlers that won two state titles (the other being GFC Athletic Hall of Fame member, Adrian Simmons). He was a two-time EDC place winner, placing 2nd as a junior and champion as a senior.   Jack remembers wrestling often with Coach Ames and once bruising Coach Ames’ ribs with a throw.  While he enjoyed the satisfaction of winning as an individual, he also really enjoyed winning as a team.  During his three years on the varsity, the GFC wrestling teams finished with a 34-12 dual record.  

    Jack remembers, “GFC had a strong commitment to their sports programs.  The school had a strong and involved long-term coaching staff that really cared for their student athletes and went to as many events as possible.  GFC was both a good place for sports as well as education.  I jumped right into college with no problems. It was a very fun and social high school and very supportive of all the high school sports teams.”

    After graduating from Central, Jack attended NDSU for two years where he wrestled for legendary NDSU coach, Bucky Maughn.  Jack then transferred to Rutgers College in New Jersey where he earned a bachelor’s degree.  He then attended and graduated from the New Jersey School of Medicine and did his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Jack currently lives in Rochester where he is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Olmsted Medical Center. Jack has two daughters, Grace (17) and Eve (8).