Lyle Gerdes – WHS Class of 1960
Football – Co-Captain for 2 years, Conference Champs 1959-1960, All-Conference; WCCO Radio All State Team; Minneapolis Tribune All-State
Track – Two year State Participant in Discus & Shot; School record in discus & shot, Conference Champ, District Champ, Region Champ, State Champ
Academics & Activities – National Honor Society; Homecoming King; President of Trojannaires
College – University of North Dakota; participated in football and track; Masters Degree in 1972
Lyle was killed in an automobile accident one day before his 30th birthday on July 21, 1972. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 1989.