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Darold Thompson (35) had a good vertical, which paid off in basketball during his playing days in 1953 through 1955. Submitted Photo

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When Darold Thompson was two years old, he suffered what doctors said was as gruesome an injury as they have ever seen.

The injury, which was caused when his arm was pulled all the way through a Maytag wringer washer in his southwest Fargo home, was so severe that it ripped all the muscle away from his chest.


Obviously, during his recovery through the years, it was pretty much thought Thompson would not be able to compete on an athletic field.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.