Washburn High School     Hall of Fame


Kent Pike

Class of 1960

Earned seven letters 1957-1960

Football 3 letters

  • 2 year starter on offense and defense at tackle
  • 1958 and 1959 Minneapolis City Conference Champions
  • 1958 and 1959 Twin City Champions
  • 1959 Minnesota State Champions
  • 1959 All Minneapolis City Conference Team
  • 1959 Minnesota All State Team
  • Played in 1960 North-South High School All-Star Game

Basketball 2 letters

  • 1959-60 Team Captain

Track 2 letters

  • Participated in shot put and disus events
  • 1960 Minnesota State Shot Put Champion


  • 1960-1964 attended Northwestern University where he played football, captain of the 1964 team and played in the 1964 East-West Shrine Football Game.
  • Graduated from medical school specializing in orthopedics; became a U. S. Air Force flight surgeon; then a partner in orthopedic clinics for over 30 years.
  • Owns and operates a Montana cattle ranch.

If the hall-of-fame committee takes into account accomplishments both during and after the Washburn years, both on the field and off, then it is hard to imagine a more deserving candidate then Kent Pike (1960). He had a brillians three-sport career at Washburn, and that was just the beginning.

Football: Kent was a dominant lineman for two great Washburn teams;in his junior year (1958) they were undefeated and won the city, Twin City and state championship (by vote). Kent was named to the All-City and All-State teams and played in teh North South All-Star football game.

Basketball: Kent was captain of the basketball team his senior year.

Track: Kent won the state shotput title his senior year.

After high school Kent played college football at Northwestern (for Ara Parseghian). He captained the Wildcats as a senior (1964), when they were nationally ranked for much of the year. Kent played in the Eash West Shrine game (receiving free agent offers from several NFL teams), and then he opted for medical school.

Kent graduated from medical school specializing in orthopedics. He was a flight surgeon in the US Air Force and then a partner in orthopedic clinics in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and/or Great Falls, Montana for the next 30+ years. Kent also owns and operates a 10,000 acre cattle ranch in Montana and he recently purchased a 2,500 acre ranch to grow grass and alfalfa to support the cattle operation.

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