:: Jim White - The Athlete
The Five Decade journey of athletic accomplishments began at
about the age of 17 for Jim White he frequented the social centers
of Milwaukee with his friends. He joined a group to learn how to box and
Soon afterwards, he joined the Navy during World War II as a
Seabee. He was part of the Seabees' Boxing Team.
Upon his turn from serving his country, he trained as an amateur
boxer and fought in two Golden Gloves tournaments and won his
weight class both times.
As his training continued, Jim befriended local handball players and
soon mastered the sport. He turned to squash and mastered that sport as
well. He did the same for both badminton and racquetball.
With each sport, Jim was competing in city, state and national
tournaments. Jim, or as he was also known, GYM, represented the
Milwaukee Athletic Club, mastering these FIVE sports:
Badminton, Handball and Racquetball and winning tournaments. He is the ONLY athlete in Wisconsin
to win championships at the local, state and national level in five
As his outstanding athletic success mounted, Jim gave back to others who
wished to improve their skills. He taught these sports to
men, women and children over several decades. Many of his students went
on to win their own trophies and titles. And working professionals
sought Jim out to be a mentor, teacher and playing partner.
While the following pages give the major accomplishments in each
sport category, many of the smaller victories (club tournaments, etc.)
are not listed here.
Please enjoy your visit and come back often. Jim would love to hear
your thoughts, stories and accomplishments.