Eric Heiden, Speed skater
The Madison native turned in the most dazzling performance in
Winter Olympics history when he won five golds in Lake Placid in
1980, breaking Olympic records in every event. Heiden, who won
eight world titles from '77 through '79, is now an orthopedic
Ernie Nevers, Football player
An All-Pro in each of his five NFL seasons, the Hall of Fame
fullback from Superior scored every point for the Chicago
Cardinals in a 40-6 defeat of the Bears in 1929, a record for
points in a game that still stands. He also pitched for the St.
Louis Browns from 1926 through '28.
Al Simmons, Baseball player
In a 20-year career the Hall of Fame outfielder from Milwaukee
drove in 100 runs 12 times and had 200 hits six times (including
253 in 1925). During his nine seasons with the Philadelphia A's
('24-32), he won two batting titles ('30, '31) and two World
Series ('29, '30).
Curly Lambeau, Football coach
A standout back at Green Bay's East High, Lambeau founded the
Packers in 1919 while working for a packing company. In 29 NFL
seasons he coached them to six league titles and made receiver
Don Hutson a star. Lambeau's 226 NFL wins rank fourth alltime.
Dan Jansen, Speed skater
Favored to win the 500-and 1,000-meter races at the 1988
Olympics, the West Allis native fell in both, but he came back to
win gold at the '94 Games with a world record in the 1,000.
Jansen won 20 world championship medals and more than 30 World
D. Wayne Lukas, Thoroughbred trainer
The most dominant trainer in Triple Crown history has 13
victories in the series, including six straight from 1994 through
'96. Lukas, who grew up in Antigo and was once an assistant
basketball coach at Wisconsin, also trained 16 Breeders' Cup