The late Bob Olson was recognized on Saturday May 11 as one of 10 people named to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony is the 48th annual and it was held at Island Resort and Casino in Harris.
The following was written in the group’s program:
The radio voice of the Michigan Tech University hockey team for 35 years on WMPL radio, Bob Olson and his wife Edda also operated Hockey Central, a resource for college hockey. He also started the national college hockey poll at WMPL (1969-2000). He is a member of MTU’s Sports Hall of Fame. He founded the Canal Run in 1975 and was passionate about running, eight times running the Boston Marathon, and was a founding member of the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club. He also ran around Lake Superior with UPSHF inductee Bob Figuli.
Learn more about the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame and the Class of 2019 at upshf.com.