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Arlie Max Mucks, Sr. | Inducted 1958

Wisconsin sports legend, University of Wisconsin professor and director of the International Live Stock Exposition.

1891--1967 | Artist: Joseph Allworthy (1892-1991)

Impact & Accomplishments

Arlie Mucks, Sr.’s original claim to fame was as the first high school student in American history to compete in the Olympics, representing the U. S. Track & Field Team in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. An All-American football player while at the University of Wisconsin, he graduated from the College of Agriculture in 1917 and became a county agricultural agent.

Mucks then became a professor of animal husbandry and assistant director of agricultural extension at the university, retiring in 1956, to accept the position of director of livestock promotion for the Oscar Mayer Packing Company in Madison.

Secretary of the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association for many years, Arlie Mucks was also a director of the International Live Stock Exposition, beginning in 1941. He served as vice president of the International and director of its Cattle Department as well.

Did You Know?

In 1916 he added five feet to the college discus record, throwing 145 feet 11 1/2 inches at the Penn Relays. He was inducted in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1964.

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