Tom Nystrom – WHS Class of 1949
Football – three time letter winner; member of undefeated Conference Champs (’46 & ’47)
Baseball – three time letter winner (’47, ’48, ’49)
College – Worthington Junior College 50-52; Football and Basketball; Navy Flight School 52-53, Commissioned into the US Marine Corps as a fighter pilot, flying in Hawaii, Korea, and Japan. Also served in the reserve for 23 years; University of Minnesota 56-59; Majoring in Physics
Tom worked the 3M Company in St. Paul from 1959-1975 and then with Global Thermoelectric in Bassano, Alberta, Canada until 1982. He then worked for Teledyne Energy System in Baltimore until he retired in 1995 but worked as a consult for another 9 years. He and his wife are now retired and living in Monkton, MD. They have 2 daughters, one son, and 6 grandchildren. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2006.