Wayne Breck graduated from Waseca High School in 1955 and attended Arizona State University for three years and Mankato State for one year.
In high school Wayne earned 13 varsity letters, seven in golf and three each in football and basketball.
Golf was Wayne’s best sport and he started playing varsity golf in the sixth grade and placed 12th in the state tournament as a senior. The Bluejays won the conference title in his junior season.
In football, Wayne was the starting quarterback for three years, winning the conference title in his senior year.
In basketball, he was the starting guard for three years. Wayne also participated in track his junior year, running the 100 yard dash and the 110 yard high hurdles.
After high school, Wayne served his country with four years in the Air Force, most of which was spent in Germany.
After getting out of the Air Force in 1959, Wayne attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship for three years. In his junior year Wayne had the eighth best score in the NCAA Tournament, finishing five strokes behind the winner, Jack Nickolas. Arizona State placed second as a team in the NCAA Tournament that year.
Wayne then transferred to Mankato State for his senior year and the team won the Northern Intercollegiate Conference Championship in 1963.
After college, Wayne dominated the local Southern Minnesota golf scene, winning 35 local amateur tournaments. Wayne won the Waseca Club Championship four times.
The local golf course still has hills named after him because he was the only person who could hit a golf ball far enough on the drive to reach that spot.
Wayne has spent most of his life in Waseca, working at Herter’s for seven years and Brown Printing for 27 years before retiring in 1999.
Wayne and his wife, Evelyn, who passed away this past August 1, raised three children, Todd, Jason and Tammy.