Rob Brock is a 1997 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Brock was a standout Cross Country and Track & Field runner for the Rams and also competed in Basketball. Rob Brock is likely the most decorated Ram runner in the history of the school, earning 8 Major D’s in Cross Country and Track & Field.
Rob was an Individual State Champion in Cross Country in 1994 and 1995 as well as a member of the 1995 State Championship team. Rob was 6-time State Champion in Track & Field, including the 800m (1997), 1600m (1996) and was State Champion in the 3200m run as Freshmen-Sophomore-Junior-Senior (1994-1997). Rob Brock also received a Major D for Men’s Basketball in 1995-96 & 1996-97 seasons.
Rob went on to run at the University of Northern Iowa. Rob currently works with the Heartland Retirement Group in Des Moines.
Paul Dupont is a 1963 graduate of Loras College and Southern Methodist University. In 1965, Paul began a 32-year career in teaching science for Dubuque Community School District; four years at Washington Middle School and then 28-years at Dubuque Senior H.S. Following retirement from Dubuque Senior HS, he continued to teach at NICC for another 8-years.
Paul Dupont had three different coaching stints guiding Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams. From 1971-76, Paul coached the Women’s Tennis teams, from 1990-1993 he led the Rams Men’s Tennis teams, and again served as Head coach for Men’s Tennis from 2000-2002. During his time as Head Coach, Rams teams had 140 wins, 5 MVC Championships, 2 Doubles State Champions, 1 Singles State Champion, and 2 State Team Runner up finishes.
Ken Hartig is a 1936 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Ken participated in Football and Wrestling during his high school days with his Rams classmates. According to the Echo, Ken was involved in the Nature Club, Latin Club and Senior Gift Committee.
Following graduation in 1936, Ken Hartig attended Drake University and earned a degree in Pharmacy in 1940. He was called to service duty during WW II and attended Officer’s Training School at Notre Dame University and served in the Pacific Theatre in the South Pacific.
Ken married his high school sweetheart, Helen Henkel in 1942 and had 9 children that has led to a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren…some of which attend Dubuque Senior HS today! Ken Hartig served on many boards and service organizations in the Dubuque area. Ken passed away suddenly in 1973 at the age of 54 but left a lasting legacy that lives on through his family.
Jim Meyer is a 1976 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Jim participated in Football, Basketball, Track & Field, and Baseball. Jim was a member of the Letterman’s Club and received the Don Yokas award.
After losing his mother, while in HS, he took on added family responsibilities for his younger siblings. He attended college at the University of Dubuque to stay close to home, but still found time to be involved in sports for the Spartans.
Jim Meyer currently resides in Bettendorf and has been an active participant in all of his kids’ sports teams, coaching many of his children’s youth teams over the years. In the Quad Cities, Jim has been active in Healing Heros and Children’s Therapy Center. Jim and his wife Patti are very involved with their church and volunteer with church activities.
Gerald (Jerry) Thalhammer
Gerald (Jerry) Thalhamer is a 1964 graduate of Dubuque Senior HS. Jerry participated in Football, Basketball, and Baseball, as well as playing the Tuba in the Band. He participated in Variety Shows, ticket campaigns, and service clubs. Jerry earned 3 Major D’s in Baseball, 2 in Football, and 2 in Basketball.
Following graduation from Dubuque Senior, Jerry attended Iowa State University in Ames. He was a 2-year letterman for the Cyclones Baseball team and earned a Physical Education teaching degree, graduating in 1968.
Jerry returned to Dubuque and taught PE in Dubuque Community Schools for 31 years. He also coached for 14 football seasons at Dubuque Senior and 5 baseball seasons for the Rams.
Jerry was very active in the Dubuque Softball Association appearing in 2 ISC Softball World Tournaments. In 1986 he was elected to the Dubuque Fastpitch Hall of Fame and in 1994 to the Kiwanis Hall of Fame.