Spartan Alum Passes On

This from Rick Brohmer…….

Dennis L. Rhodaback, 51, of Sparta died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN. He was born on June 2, 1955 to Clarence & Harriet (Blount) Rhodaback. He grew up in Sparta and graduated from Sparta High School in 1974.

Dennis was the varsity 145 lb. wrestler and a Sectional qualifier in 1974. Dennis was a great team mate and had one speed…”full out.” Dennis gave you a 100% in every practice and 100% at every match. Although, Dennis didn’t have a lot of years of experience under his belt, if you didn’t bring your “A” game to wrestle, Dennis was going to beat you! I can testify that Dennis beat quite a few opponents who had much more mat experience but simply lacked his resolve. Dennis twin brother David was Sparta’s heavyweight in the 1974 season. Both were great team mates and always gave it a 100%. You can find a wrestling picture of Dennis Rhodabeck under the Rick Brohmer pictures (Old School). Good bless Dennis and his family!

Thanks Pat for letting us know about this and the best to the Rhodaback family.

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